Cumbria

Lanes shopping centre in Carlisle evacuated due to smoke

The Lanes shopping centre in Carlisle Image copyright Google
Image caption The shopping centre was closed, but is expected to reopen on Wednesday

A shopping centre in Carlisle has been evacuated after smoke was seen coming from an electrical device, the fire brigade has said.

People were cleared from The Lanes in the city centre after smoke starting coming from what was thought to be a light fitting.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service was called at about 15:00 BST.

The shopping centre has been closed for the rest of the day and is expected to reopen on Wednesday.

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