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Edgewater Mall reopens following evacuation

A viewer sent WLOX News Now a picture of fire trucks outside the Edgewater Mall. (Photo source: Sarah Anne Weidman) A viewer sent WLOX News Now a picture of fire trucks outside the Edgewater Mall. (Photo source: Sarah Anne Weidman)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Edgewater Mall is back open, after reports of smoke inside the building forced its evacuation.

Shoppers were told to leave the mall shortly before 7:00 Tuesday night. They were allowed back inside more than an hour later.

Several firetrucks were on the scene as firefighters investigated the source of the smoke, which was seen coming from the south side of the mall.

Mall manager Terry Powell said the fire appears to be electrical.

WLOX News Now confirmed the fire alarms went off near the Sears store, but it's unclear if there was an actual fire. There were no reports of any flames.

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