'False alarm' causes Victor Central shopping centre evacuation

Photo: File.
Photo: File.

A 'false alarm' caused an evacuation of customers and staff at Victor Central Shopping Centre at lunchtime on Friday, June 26.

Two Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) trucks and eight firefighters attended the shopping centre about 12pm after the fire alarm went off.

An MFS spokewoman said there was no fire to be found, and that it was an "accidental activation" by a tradesperson working in the underground car park.

Samela Harris, who was at the shopping centre at the time, reported "acrid smoke" was sweeping through the centre.

Both trucks were back at the station half an hour after the call-out.