Fire forces evacuation of Westfield Sarasota Square Mall

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Emergency response crews responded to a two-alarm fire call at the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall today. 13 units arrived on scene to fight the blaze, which began thanks to malfunctioning battery chargers at the Hobby Market, only to find the fire had already been extinguished. The entire East wing of the mall has been evacuated as a precaution.

Tune in to ABC 7 News at 5 p.m. for much more on this developing situation.

UPDATE: The mall has now been reopened.