Fire breaks out at Kmart in Maddington, Perth with shoppers ordered to evacuate


Chaos at K-mart as store catches FIRE with shoppers frantically evacuated after a pile of books went up in flames

  • The blaze ignited in the Kmart in Maddington, in Perth’s south-east on Monday
  • Firefighters called to Kmart after pile of books caught alight in the storeroom
  • The store did not suffer any significant damage but has been temporarily closed

Shoppers have evacuated a West Australian Kmart after a pile of books in the store became engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were called to the store in Maddington, in Perth’s south-east at about 8.45am on Monday.

Customers were ordered to leave the Kmart as firefighters extinguished the blaze which erupted after a pile of books in the back of the storeroom caught alight.

It’s understood the store did not suffer any significant damage and the area was deemed safe by 10am.

Firefighters were called to the store in Maddington, in Perth ‘s south-east at about 8.45am on Monday after a pile of books in the back caught on fire

A Kmart spokesperson confirmed the store had been evacuated and will remain closed while fire services manage on site. 

‘It is likely to reopen to customers over the next few hours,’ a spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.

Police also attended the scene on Monday morning.

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