Swindon shop fire investigated

At 2150 hours on Sunday 3rd February 2013, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to a report of smoke issuing from first floor of property in Lagos Street, New Town, Swindon.

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Shop fire believed to be accidental

A fire that destroyed much of a building in Lagos Street, Swindon, last night is believed to have started accidentally, firefighters said.

Crews were called to Baraka Groceries just before 10pm, where they found the first floor of the premises "well alight".

The incident was under control by 2.20am but firefighters remained at the scene throughout the night damping down the building.

The fire destroyed the first floor and roof while the shop itself suffered smoke and water damage.

Firefighters said that a full investigation was not possible as the building has been deemed unsafe by Swindon Borough Council’s building control officer.

But while there are no suspicious circumstances, the exact cause of the blaze is likely to remain unknown.

Crews called to shop fire last night

An investigation is underway following a shop fire in Swindon last night.

Crews were called after smoke was seen issuing from the first floor of a property in Lagos Street, New Town, just before 10pm.

Firefighters found a shop on fire and requested assistance from five other fire crews in the area before the blaze could be put out.

The cause of the fire is now being investigated.

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