Greenslopes Mall Evacuated Following a Car Fire in the Parking Area

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A car caught fire in the underground parking area of Brisbane’s Greenslopes Mall, forcing the evacuation of shoppers. Approximately 40 minutes after the incident started, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) personnel arrived on the scene.

On 20th April 2020, two QFES crews were sent to the retail centre, they managed to put out the fire by 9:50 a.m. The Fire Investigation Unit was also notified of the incident.

Peter Shaer, who was at the mall at the time of the fire, recalled that people were running to get their cars away from the “horrible” smoke and odours from the fire. 

The shopper criticised the mall’s response to the situation as Mr Shaer claimed that “the shopping center reacted very slowly.” He didn’t not notice the sprinklers working and the lift was still operating “even in the den’s smog.”

Crews from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) were also on the scene. A short while later, it was said that the mall was once again accessible to shoppers. 

Greenslopes Mall’s Center Management was unavailable for comment.

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Published 20-April-2023