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Firefighters called to blaze at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Altrincham

By David Prior at

Firefighters are attending a fire at the Sainsbury’s supermarket on Lloyd Street in Altrincham.

Fire engines from Sale, Altrincham and Wythenshawe were called to the scene at 11.13 this morning after reports of a fire involving an oven.

They discovered a fire involving two ovens in the bakery section.

Staff and customers were evacuated while firefighters used a hose to extinguish the blaze, aided by the store’s sprinklers. A thermal imaging camera and a ladder was also used.

Firefighters are still on the scene at the time of writing but are expected to leave shortly.

The store reopened at around 2pm this afternoon.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “Our Altrincham store has reopened after it was temporarily closed earlier today. We’re apologising to customers for any inconvenience this may have caused.”