A fire call on Friday at Boone Mall turned out to be an equipment malfunction.

The Watauga Democrat reports the call came around 2 pm and Boone Fire Chief Jimmy Isaacs said a malfunction in the HVAC system caused an odor and the mall was evacuated.

After the investigation, the mall was reopened to the public just before 3 pm.

Boone Fire, Boone Police and the Fire Marshall responded to the call.