B&M Bargains fire: Huge blaze engulfs discount store in Blackburn as shoppers evacuated

SHOPPERS had to be evacuated from a B&M store after a major fire broke out.

Flames erupted from the store black fire last night as black smoke billowed over the retail park.

A fire has broken out in a B&M store


A fire has broken out in a B&M storePhoto credit: Facebook/Shad Chefs – The Council Estate Food Connoisseurs

Firefighters are still battling the blaze today, having managed to prevent it from spreading to neighboring businesses.

No one was injured in the horror as shoppers were evacuated from B&M as the fire took hold.

Road closures are now in place near Peel Retail Park while firefighters remain on site.

Residents were asked to keep doors and windows closed if they smelled smoke.

Blackburn Fire Station said: “At the peak we had 10 fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms on duty.

“We had to use water cannon and tactical firefighting to stop the fire from spreading to Halfords.

“The business is still running this morning.

“We cannot say at this time what caused the fire but no one was injured and B&M Bargains staff ensured everyone was evacuated safely.”

Thick smoke could be seen in the sky


Thick smoke could be seen in the skyPhoto credit: Twitter/@Cumbrianwalker1
The fire departments are still there today


The fire departments are still there todayCredit: MEN Media

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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