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Fire breaks out at Paradigm Mall PJ food court

KUALA LUMPUR: Patrons at Paradigm Mall PJ were sent scrambling for safety yesterday when a fire erupted in the food court, as captured in a viral 25-second video uploaded the same day.

In the video, mall-goers are seen hurriedly vacating the area while staff swiftly douse the flames using fire extinguishers.

Paradigm Mall PJ confirmed the incident, saying it occurred at 12.30pm.

"We experienced a minor fire at the food court of Paradigm Mall PJ. Thanks to the swift response of our emergency teams, the fire was promptly extinguished. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported," stated mall management in a released statement.

Following a comprehensive safety inspection, operations at the food court resumed without further incident later that day, the mall said.

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