Fire officers responded in quick time to a fire at the Gulf City Mall, Lowlands, Tobago last night.
The fire broke out at a fast-food restaurant in the food court around 8pm, just as the mall was gearing up to close.
Rapid response by fire officers prevented the blaze from spreading.
Police later cordoned off the scene and restricted access to the mall.
Investigations are continuing.
Fire officials are to return to the scene today to determine the cause of the blaze.