Escalator catches fire at West Shore Plaza

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A smoking escalator created a large scene at West Shore Plaza in Tampa this morning. 

According to Tampa Fire Rescue, maintenance work was underway on the escalators near the southeast entrance when one of them caught fire. 

Security evacuated the whole mall while firefighters extinguished the flames and ventiliated the building.

No one was hurt, but the scene of fire trucks outside the mall caught the attention of many passers-by.