Evacuation at Rideau Centre

Shoppers and staff on the first floor of Rideau Centre were forced to evacuate early this afternoon due to a carbon monoxide leak.

Ottawa Fire says it was caused by a forklift.

Reports of a problem originated in the northwest section of the mall.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and began escorting people out of the building.

The mall has now fully re-opened.

No one was showing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.