Guam – A blanket of smoke filled the air as the entrance sign to Funtastic Park at the Micronesia Mall erupted in flames last night – a sight which took many mall goers by surprise.
A video depicting the incident appears to show a portion of the Funtastic Park sign specifically the zebra in flames, immediately followed by a cloud of smoke.
Guam Fire Department spokesman Kevin Reilly said, “We got a call after the fact. Prior to arrival of our engine company, security had put out the portion of the Funtastic Park sign that had been smoldering from a short in the wiring and evacuated shoppers from the park and the food court for safety.”
According to Reilly, the mall’s engineering department had disconnected the electrical wiring from the sign and began cleanup. No one was reportedly injured as a result of the incident.
Micronesia Mall Vice President Phil Schrage said he has yet to see the official incident report but the sign which is in question must be certified by a licensed electrician before it can be utilized again.
He said the mall is equipped with smoke extraction fans. These fans are activated once smoke is detected in the building.