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Mall of Louisiana re-opened after reports of fire, no flames found

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BATON ROUGE - The Mall of Louisiana was evacuated for reports of a fire and then shortly re-opened Monday afternoon when no flames were found. 

St. George firefighters responded to the mall, just off of Bluebonnet Boulevard, shortly before 4:30 p.m. due to a reported fire. Shoppers were evacuated because of a light haze, resembling smoke. By 5 p.m., the evacuation was canceled and the mall was re-opened. 

Fire officials said the haze was caused by an air handler. One of the belts in the machinery began to fail, but there were never any flames. 

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