There is a three storey shopping mall on Thiyagaraya Road, Pondicherry, Chennai.
The building houses a jewelery shop, a textile shop and a bank branch.
In this case, a fire broke out at 11.30am this morning due to an electrical leak in the clothing store in the mall.
The fire subsequently spread to other shops on the Malamalavena side.
The civilians were immediately evacuated.
The fire department was notified of the fire.
Firefighters, along with 4 fire trucks, were called in to put out the blaze. No one was injured in the incident. Mambalam police have registered a case and are investigating.