Freezer fire causes evacuation at Tescos

EARLY morning shoppers and staff were evacuated from the Lakeside Tescos superstore after a fire broke out within a freezer unit.

Firefighters attended at 2 am on Friday morning, wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the fire, which was contained to the freezer, although smoke spread throughout the building.

Crews used a high pressure fan to clear it from the store before declaring the area safe for staff to return.

The incident was dealt with by 03:07 hrs.

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