Thousands Of Shoppers Evacuated From West Quay Shopping Centre After Fire Alert

1fireThousands of shoppers at a Southampton shopping centre have been evacuated after an alarm went off.

Eight fire engines are said to have rushed to WestQuay Centre after reports of smoke coming out of Pizza Express just before 1pm. One shopper described the scene as “utter chaos” as hundreds of people gathered outside the centre.

WestQuay wrote on social media at 1.22pm: “We’ve evacuated part of the centre as a precaution to a smoke alarm. The emergency services are attending to ensure safety for our customers.”