Fire at Waitrose deli counter in Hitchin

Waitrose fire. Credit: Lee Anthony Bevan.

Waitrose fire. Credit: Lee Anthony Bevan. - Credit: Archant

A fire has broken out in the deli counter at Waitrose in Hitchin – with two fire engines on the scene at the store in Bedford Road.

The Comet spoke to an eyewitness at the scene who said the fire started around 4.50pm after a dishwasher caught fire – but the cause has yet to be confirmed by the fire service.

Customers and staff are being evacuated and there are not believed to be any casualties.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter