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.