Blaze at Iceland in Bitterne leads to staff and shoppers being evacuated

Daily Echo: Shoppers evacuated from supermarket after fire Shoppers evacuated from supermarket after fire

Staff and shoppers have been evacuated from a Southampton supermarket after a fire broke out this morning.

Dozens of people were forced to flee the Iceland store in Bitterne precinct following the blaze this morning.

 

The Daily Echo understands that the fire started due to a fault with the electronics in the staff room.

Shocked employees were left stood outside the store as three fire crews from Hightown and Hamble battled the blaze.

One member of staff confirmed that all workers had been accounted for and no one was injured, but refused to answer any further questions.

A shopper, who asked not to be named said: "I just came out of the bank and saw smoke coming out of the roof.

"There were a lot of people stood outside already by that point. Hopefully everyone got out okay."

It is unknown whether the store will reopen this afternoon.

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12:18pm Sat 26 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

A bit warm in Iceland today then.
A bit warm in Iceland today then. bazzeroz
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12:31pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Lockssmart says...

Prices no-longer frozen
Prices no-longer frozen Lockssmart
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1:48pm Sat 26 Jan 13

happysaint says...

thats why mums go to icelands cause of the firemen there
thats why mums go to icelands cause of the firemen there happysaint
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2:12pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Big Mac says...

Frozen smoked kippers going cheap
Frozen smoked kippers going cheap Big Mac
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2:58pm Sat 26 Jan 13

D.a.v.e says...

" forced to flee " " Shocked employees" "battled the blaze."

What no helpline number for concerned relatives? No condolences from The Queen?
" forced to flee " " Shocked employees" "battled the blaze." What no helpline number for concerned relatives? No condolences from The Queen? D.a.v.e
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3:44pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Block41row0sfc says...

Them 77% chicken beef burgers will taste lovely barbecued. That's why mums go to Iceland
Them 77% chicken beef burgers will taste lovely barbecued. That's why mums go to Iceland Block41row0sfc
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5:43pm Sat 26 Jan 13

IronLady2010 says...

Glad no-one was hurt!
Glad no-one was hurt! IronLady2010
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12:10am Sun 27 Jan 13

andysaints007 says...

D.a.v.e wrote:
" forced to flee " " Shocked employees" "battled the blaze."

What no helpline number for concerned relatives? No condolences from The Queen?
YAWN
[quote][p][bold]D.a.v.e[/bold] wrote: " forced to flee " " Shocked employees" "battled the blaze." What no helpline number for concerned relatives? No condolences from The Queen?[/p][/quote]YAWN andysaints007
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8:59am Sun 27 Jan 13

bigal007 says...

ye they got my shopping now portswood will not pick up there phone grrrr
ye they got my shopping now portswood will not pick up there phone grrrr bigal007
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