The Co-op supermarket at Bromyard Road Tenbury has been destroyed by a fire.
Tenbury Fire a Rescue Service received a call out at 22.44 on Thursday 8th March. The Pump engine based at the Bromyard Road business park was the first in attendance, and discovered that the Supermarket was heavily smoke logged and there was a severe fire in the bakery section of the store. Two additional engines were immediately requested from Leominster in addition to the Rescue Pump from Tenbury Fire Station which had also been dispatched.
Residents from adjoining properties had to be evacuated. As the incident progressed two more engines were requested from Bromyard.
The fire was brought under control using 5 hose reel jets & 3 covering jets. 18 fire crew used breathing apparatus and entered the building through 2 entry points to extinguish the fire. Parts of the building had to be demolished so that all areas could be checked by thermal imagining cameras to ensure no hot spots remained.
Although the front of the shop was undamaged by the fire, extensive smoke and heat damage caused all the stock to be destroyed.
The cause of the fire is unknown but thought to have been caused by an electrical fault.