Update: The Riverchase Galleria has been evacuated due to smoke

*Update 1:25pm

The electrical fire appears to have started when a worker cut through a wire at a store that is under construction on the first floor of the mall. Police and fire crews are still on the scene.


*Update 12:45pm

The entire mall is being evacuated. The fire department is going to each store to ensure that the fire has not spread, and for evacuation purposes. ABC 33/40 has been told that it was a small electrical fire.


Parts of the Riverchase Galleria are being evacuated due to smoke inside the mall. The Hoover Fire Department confirms that there was a small fire that has been extinguished.

We will have more information as it becomes available.