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UPDATE: Aberdeen Mall back open after power outage prompted evacuation

Kamloops Fire Rescue was called after leaking cooling unit on the roof of the Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops leaked onto an electrical panel and turned out the lights, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
July 27, 2016 - 12:07 PM

KAMLOOPS - The lights are back on and stores are back in business at Aberdeen Mall after a power outage yesterday led to an evacuation.

Kamloops Fire Rescue and B.C. Hydro crews responded to the mall yesterday afternoon, July 27, and found that a roof top air conditioner had leaked onto the electrical panel.

Platoon Capt. Jeff Bell said the panel was fried and there was no way of knowing how long the power would be out.

Aberdeen Mall general manager Sandra Desrosiers confirms it's back to business as ususal today.

"Power has been restored and we are now open," Desrosiers says.

BC Hydro crews responded to Aberdeen Mall after a power outage prompted an evacuation.
BC Hydro crews responded to Aberdeen Mall after a power outage prompted an evacuation.

— This story was updated at 11:52 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2016 to include new information from Aberdeen Mall.

— This story was updated at 3:08 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016 to include new information from Aberdeen Mall.


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