More than 100 people have been forced out of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre after smoke began billowing out of the ground floor.
— Bianca Stone (@Bianca_Stone) May 25, 2016
The western section of the newly redeveloped Broadbeach shopping precinct was affected around 1pm on Wednesday.
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Authorities have not been able to confirm exactly where the fire broke out, but said it had since been extinguished.
Shoppers and workers are still being diverted from the western entrances as some smoke lingers.
All people have been accounted for.