UPDATED: Fire at Market Place shopping centre

The Market Place shopping centre

The Market Place shopping centre

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A FIRE broke out at The Market Place Shopping Centre this morning.

Firefighters were called after a blaze started in the sign of a shop on the ground floor of the building.

Crews from Wigan, who were providing cover at Bolton Central fire station, attended at about 10.15am.

When they arrived, the centre's maintenence staff had already managed to isolate the electricity supply and the fire service were able to check that the area was safe.

A faulty light fitting had caused the sign to overheat and produce smoke.

It was not deemed necessary to evacuate the shopping centre.

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12:02pm Fri 9 May 14

questionairre says...

Fire at Market Place shopping centre

My goodness, panic; the place is burning down.

Firefighters said the blaze involved a shop front sign and has now been put out.

Shoppers are being warned there may be "disruption for a short while".
That was close.
Fire at Market Place shopping centre My goodness, panic; the place is burning down. Firefighters said the blaze involved a shop front sign and has now been put out. Shoppers are being warned there may be "disruption for a short while". That was close. questionairre
  • Score: -37

12:05pm Fri 9 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

LOL
LOL Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -37

12:25pm Fri 9 May 14

boltonnut says...

Good job it wasn't crowded as usual,can you imagine the stampede to flee the building?.......No neither can I.
Good job it wasn't crowded as usual,can you imagine the stampede to flee the building?.......No neither can I. boltonnut
  • Score: -21

1:08pm Fri 9 May 14

Wolfie190 says...

A fire brigade spokesman said "Its made a slight improvement to the place"
A fire brigade spokesman said "Its made a slight improvement to the place" Wolfie190
  • Score: -28

1:19pm Fri 9 May 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Members of the public where apparently pulling the firemen back and lying in the road to stop the fire engine getting to the "scene".
Members of the public where apparently pulling the firemen back and lying in the road to stop the fire engine getting to the "scene". cliff4treasurer
  • Score: -26

1:27pm Fri 9 May 14

chris25 says...

was there a fire there about a month ago .?
was there a fire there about a month ago .? chris25
  • Score: 3

5:01pm Fri 9 May 14

Wolfie190 says...

Thumbs down manipulation again.
Thumbs down manipulation again. Wolfie190
  • Score: -9

6:19pm Fri 9 May 14

JustBecause says...

Not even a fire !
Not even a fire ! JustBecause
  • Score: -15

12:31am Sat 10 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
Thumbs down manipulation again.
Not for you, is it you doing it ?
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: Thumbs down manipulation again.[/p][/quote]Not for you, is it you doing it ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 15

12:48pm Sat 10 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

It's a sign!
It's a sign! Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

2:53pm Sat 10 May 14

arrian says...

blink and you missed it!
blink and you missed it! arrian
  • Score: 1

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