The Hamilton Mall was evacuated and closed Thursday following a lunchtime fire in a mechanical room.

Reports of a fire at the mall first appeared on Twitter around 12:40 Thursday afternoon...

The mall, at around 1:00, was evacuated as a precaution and no injuries were reported. According to a statement from the Hamilton Township Police, fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.

The three anchor stores, Sears, JCPenney, and Macy's reopened around 2:30 this afternoon while as of this writing at 4:00 the mall itself remains closed.

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