First-responders fight back a fire in a large trash receptacle near the main entrance to the Middletown Mall shortly after noon Saturday. The center area of the mall was evacuated for safety measures. There were no injuries. The fire, which was visible from Route 250, is under investigation by the White Hall Police. Valley, Boothsville, Monongah and Winfield volunteer fire departments, Marion County Rescue Squad, Marion County Sheriff’s Department and White Hall Police responded.