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Small electrical fire spurs evacuation of New Jersey mall

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A small electrical fire sparked the brief evacuation of Woodbridge Center mall on New Year's Day.

The fire began Wednesday shortly after 11 a.m. in the electrical room for one of the passenger elevators at the mall.

Security staff quickly extinguished the fire, but shoppers were evacuated for about 90 minutes due to smoke and safety concerns.

Two mall employees were briefly stuck in the elevator, but were rescued without incident.

No injuries were reported.

The Woodbridge Center mall, located off Route 1 in Woodbridge, is the fourth-largest mall in New Jersey.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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