UPDATE: Riverchase Galleria back open

Customers evacuated
Customers evacuated

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) – Alabama Power reports a portion of the grid failed at 1 p.m. this afternoon causing a power outage for a portion of the mall and surrounding businesses.

The cause of the failure is unknown at this time. Power crews were able to restore electricity by 1:38. There was no fire at the mall despite multiple reports of people seeing smoke.

The mall is back open for business.

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EARLIER:

CBS42 is receiving multiple reports from inside the Riverchase Galleria that an evacuation is underway following a power outage.

A Belk employee contacted saying there are reports of a fire in the building. We have spoken with Hoover Fire spokesman Lt. Rusty Lowe who has confirmed a power outage… but could not confirm that a fire was burning inside.

We  have cameras heading to the scene. Stay tuned to www.CBS42.com for the latest details as we gather them.

 

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