Supermarket blaze treated as suspicious

PUBLISHED: 16:12 18 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

More than 60 firefighters were on site this morning to tackle the blaze.

More than 60 firefighters were on site this morning to tackle the blaze.

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A HUGE blaze that started at a Worle supermarket this morning (Mon) is being treated as suspicious.

A HUGE blaze that started at a Worle supermarket this morning (Mon) is being treated as suspicious.

About 60 firefighters were called to the incident at Lidl, next to the train station, at about 2.30am.

They battled the blaze for several hours and a number of roads were closed off after it was discovered there were gas canisters inside, which were part of the heating system.

A number of small explosion were heard because of cans and alcohol inside the supermarket and the building was considered unsafe as the roof began to collapse in two areas.

Residents living in Thorn Close were evacuated from their homes in the early hours of the morning, but have now been allowed back into their houses.

In the past couple of hours the building has been declared safe.

All cordons have also now been removed and the train station is open.

Police officers are working closely with fire investigators to determine how the fire started.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Weston CID on 0845 456 7000.


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