Matthew Theunissen is a reporter for the Herald on Sunday.

Fire, evacuation at Auckland shopping mall

Two 14-year-old girls are being spoken to by police after a scrub fire which forced the evacuation of a shopping mall on Auckland's North Shore.

A Fire Service spokesman said half a hectare of scrub was on fire when firefighters arrived about 1.30pm.

Acting Sergeant Kelly Corby said the neighbouring Westfield Albany mall was evacuated as a result.

Two 14-year-old girls were seen leaving the area who had been picked up by police.

They were being spoken to at the North Shore Policing Centre.

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