Small fire briefly shuts down Greenville mall

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GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A small fire briefly shut down the Greenville Mall Wednesday evening.

Greenville Fire & Rescue spokesperson Rebekah Thurston tweeted the fire happened outside the mall around 6 p.m. The fire did not extend inside the mall, which was evacuated because of smoke from the fire.

Crews were cleaning up the fire and there were no injuries. It's unclear how the fire started or what the cause was. Shoppers were expected to be allowed back in the mall shortly.

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