Staff and shoppers evacuated after supermarket fire breaks out

PUBLISHED: 10:59 19 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

ABOUT 40 shoppers and staff were evacuated when fire broke out in a Harpenden supermarket at the weekend. Firefighters were called to Somerfield in Southdown Road at around midday on Sunday to find that the blaze in a food preparation area had already bee

ABOUT 40 shoppers and staff were evacuated when fire broke out in a Harpenden supermarket at the weekend.

Firefighters were called to Somerfield in Southdown Road at around midday on Sunday to find that the blaze in a food preparation area had already been put out by staff.

But the store was left heavily smoke-logged and the firefighters used ventilation equipment to clear the air. They had completed the operation at around 12.30pm.

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