Fire at Axminster Co-op

PUBLISHED: 13:48 09 July 2018

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene. Picture: Contributed

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene. Picture: Contributed

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Shop and store room suffer smoke damage in South Street blaze

A store room at the Co-op Supermarket in South Street, Axminster, was severely damaged during a fire yesterday (Sunday, July 8).

Firefighters from Axminster, Charmouth and Lyme Regis attended the incident at around 12.30pm.

Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets, a thermal imaging camera and small tools to extinguish the blaze. Smoke damage was 20 per cent to the shop and 80 per cent to the store. A fuse box was severely damaged.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

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