Issaquah Commons evacuated due to smoke alarm
June 21, 2011
Eastside Fire & Rescue and Issaquah Police Department crews responded to the Issaquah Commons shopping center June 16 after a smoke alarm sounded, prompting evacuations of several stores.
Though the alarm sounded, nobody reported smelling smoke or seeing flames, EFR spokeswoman Josie Williams said. The evacuated stores include some of the busiest at the popular shopping destination, such as Target.
Police responded to the Issaquah Commons for crowd control. The evacuation occurred just before noon.
The investigation into the reason behind the alarm sounding remains under investigation. The fire and police response raised concerns among shoppers and passers-by.