Fire forces evacuation of JC Penney at Alderwood mall

  • Mon Jan 18th, 2010 10:30pm
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Herald staff

LYNNWOOD — Shoppers were evacuated from the JC Penney store Monday afternoon because of a small fire in the building.

Smoke forced firefighters to evacuate the store at Alderwood mall shortly after noon, Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said. Nobody was hurt.

The fire either started in the heating and ventilation unit or in an escalator motor, said Jerry Alder, the mall’s general manager.