– Cllr John Williams, leader of Taunton Deane Borough Council
Waitrose has established itself as an important element inthe local Wellington economy as well as the wider Taunton Deane economy.
The company is a large employer and I hope that it can reopen quickly.At this stage the cause of the fire has not been established.
A large fire has destroyed much of a supermarket in Somerset. Crews were called to the Waitrose building on Wellington High Street just after 6am.