Kempston Sainsbury’s signage damaged by fire

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Bedfordshire Fire crews were in attendance at Sainsbury’s in the Saxon Centre, Kempston on Monday (4 July) after a fire broke out.

The store signage and part of the fascia was damaged in the incident and the shop and petrol station were closed until fire teams gave the all-clear.

The fire coincided with the major incident at Redwood Grove off Elstow Road, meaning crews from Biggleswade were deployed.

In a statement, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “An appliance from Biggleswade attended the scene and worked quickly to extinguish the fire.

“The large shop lettering (approx. 75m x 75m) and aluminium cladding was fire damaged. Crews checked the surrounding area for fire spread using a thermal imaging camera. The incident was then handed back to Sainsbury’s management team.”

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