Portsmouth Sainsbury's evacuated after fire starts in cash machine

CREWS were called to a ‘small fire’ in the ATM of a Portsmouth store this evening.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 10:27 pm
Updated Monday, 12th July 2021, 10:47 pm

Firefighters from Southsea and Cosham attended the incident outside the Sainsbury’s Local in Guildhall Walk at about 6.30pm tonight.

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According to Southsea Fire Station, customers were briefly evacuated and the fire was extinguished after about 20 minutes.

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Station officer Vince Nicoll said: ‘Three appliances from Southsea and two from Cosham attended the fire.

‘The shop was able to reopen after about half an hour.

‘No-one was injured.

‘The cause of the fire is still under investigation.’

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