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Blaze at Iceland in Bitterne leads to staff and shoppers being evacuated

11:56am Saturday 26th January 2013

UPDATE: Shoppers evacuated from supermarket fire

Staff and shoppers have been evacuated from a Southampton supermarket after a fire broke out this morning.

Dozens of people were forced to flee the Iceland store in Bitterne precinct following the blaze this morning.

 

The Daily Echo understands that the fire started due to a fault with the electronics in the staff room.

Shocked employees were left stood outside the store as three fire crews from Hightown and Hamble battled the blaze.

One member of staff confirmed that all workers had been accounted for and no one was injured, but refused to answer any further questions.

A shopper, who asked not to be named said: "I just came out of the bank and saw smoke coming out of the roof.

"There were a lot of people stood outside already by that point. Hopefully everyone got out okay."

It is unknown whether the store will reopen this afternoon.

Comments(9)

Comments(9)

bazzeroz says...
12:18pm Sat 26 Jan 13

A bit warm in Iceland today then.

Lockssmart says...
12:31pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Prices no-longer frozen

happysaint says...
1:48pm Sat 26 Jan 13

thats why mums go to icelands cause of the firemen there

Big Mac says...
2:12pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Frozen smoked kippers going cheap

D.a.v.e says...
2:58pm Sat 26 Jan 13

" forced to flee " " Shocked employees" "battled the blaze."

What no helpline number for concerned relatives? No condolences from The Queen?

Block41row0sfc says...
3:44pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Them 77% chicken beef burgers will taste lovely barbecued. That's why mums go to Iceland

IronLady2010 says...
5:43pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Glad no-one was hurt!

andysaints007 says...
12:10am Sun 27 Jan 13

D.a.v.e wrote:
" forced to flee " " Shocked employees" "battled the blaze."

What no helpline number for concerned relatives? No condolences from The Queen?
YAWN

bigal007 says...
8:59am Sun 27 Jan 13

ye they got my shopping now portswood will not pick up there phone grrrr

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