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No casualties in Beijing shopping mall fire

2014-12-18 09:11 Xinhua Web Editor: Gu Liping

No casualties were reported after Beijing's Joy City mall in Chaoyang District caught fire on Wednesday, firefighters said.

Heavy smoke was spotted in a restaurant kitchen on the top floor of the mall located at Chaoyang North Road, and firefighters rushed to the scene upon receiving calls at 10:27 a.m., said an officer with the fire department of Beijing.

No flames were found when firemen arrived at the scene and no casualties were reported.

The officer said a pot containing boiling oil caught fire, emitting heavy smoke, and the fire was put out before firefighters came.

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