Hot shopping in the Philadelphia area:
A small fire yesterday on the second level of the Willow Grove Park mall in Abington forced the evacuation of at least 6,000 shoppers and employees during one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
The two-alarm fire erupted about 3 p.m. in a dressing room of a clothing store called Forever 21, said Ken Clark, Abington’s fire marshal. The store, which sells “club fashions” to a young crowd, is next to Gap Kids and across from Ann Taylor.
In other news, I decorated my Christmas tree yesterday. It’s not very symmetrical, but it’s a real tree (and the tallest Christmas tree in the neighborhood). Two hours on a ladder reminds me I’m getting old.