Flat evacuated as firefighters tackle Frodsham shop fire

A flat was evacuated as three fire crews tackled a fire at shop premises on Main Street, Frodsham last night.

Shortly before 8.30pm firefighters from Runcorn, Warrington and Sandbach were notified of a fire involving a ground floor shop in Main Street, Frodsham.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the unoccupied premises.

A flat upstairs was evacuated and the electricity supply to the two-storey building was isolated.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet. A covering jet was also set up.
Once the fire looked to be out firefighters made sure that it had not spread beyond the shop.
They used a large fan to clear smoke from the building.
The road was closed by the police whilst firefighters worked at the scene.
Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour-and-a-half.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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