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Investigation into fire at Yeovil charity shop which left people running for cover

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An investigation's underway after a large fire at a charity shop in Yeovil last night.

The blaze raged through the three-storey building housing the Age UK shop in Middle Street. The fire only affected one building, with three-storey tall flames issuing from the first and second floors.

Fire crews spent more than three hours at the scene and said the shop had water damage and slight smoke damage, while the first and second floors were severely fire damaged.

The fire broke out in Middle Street last night. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Timeline of events

  • 7.19pm - First floor was well alight, two jets used.
  • 7.30pm - Fire involved ground, first and second floors of three storey building. All people accounted for.
  • 8.34pm - Fire surrounded. Crews begin dampening down.
  • 10.39pm - Fire extinguished.


Late Jeffers goal keeps Yeovil in the FA Cup

Yeovil Town's Shaun Jeffers (right) celebrates his late equaliser with team-mates. Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town are 'in the hat' for the FA Cup fourth round draw.

The Glovers drew 2-2 at Carlisle this afternoon. Darren Way's men fell behind twice, but goals from Francois Zoko and Shaun Jeffers earned a replay at Huish Park on Tuesday week.

Yeovil Hospital downgraded from black to red alert

The severe pressure on emergency services at Yeovil District Hospital has eased slightly, with the hospital no longer at "black alert".

The alert status has now been downgraded to "red alert", the second highest possible level of severity. The hospital is still very busy and says it is facing significant operational challenges.

Black alert occurs when the hospital can no longer deal with the number of patients coming into A&E because too few are being discharged.


  • Southmead Hospital
  • the BRI
  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
  • Weston General Hospital


A hospital on red alert means that wards are still very busy with limited bed space. All non-urgent work and clinics are usually cancelled so that resourced can be concentrated on the emergency services.

It also means urgent actions are required across the local health system by all partners to prevent the hospital going into black alert.


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