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House of Fraser in Belfast evacuated on Black Friday

House of Fraser in Belfast was evacuated yesterday morning due to a false alarm. Picture by Alan Lewis, Photopress

A BELFAST department store was evacuated yesterday morning on one of the busiest shopping days of the year due to a false alarm.

Hundreds of customers werein House of Fraser in Victoria Square, hoping to grab a Black Friday bargain, when a fire alarm went off at around midday.

Staff waited on the road opposite the store as fire crews examined the area.

A faulty sprinkler was later found to have triggered the alarm.

Staff and shoppers were allowed to return to the store after around 30 minutes.

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