Small fire briefly closes food court at Park Meadows Mall

LONE TREE, Colo. — The sprinkler system extinguished a small fire inside Park Meadows Mall on Thursday afternoon, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

The fire was contained to a storage room in a back hall, officials said.

The food court was closed and evacuated while crews made sure everything was safe. The rest of the mall remained open.

Firefighters were leaving the scene a little after 3 p.m.

The food court was likely to reopen soon after that.