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Fire at Strikes garden centre has "destroyed most of the centre"

Published: 9 April 2018 - Kiran Grewal


A huge fire broke out at Strikes Garden Centre in Stokesley on Friday evening (April 6), causing massive damage to the majority of the centre. 

Fire crews were called at 21:20 BST on Friday, with eight fire engines and 40 firefighters attending at its peak. Three crews remained at the scene on Saturday morning as the fire continued overnight.

Image Copyright: Breaking News (Teesside) @BNTeesside
Image Copyright: Breaking News (Teesside) @BNTeesside



Strikes Garden Centre released this statement on its facebook page: "Sadly we need to share the news that our garden centre is closed until further notice due to a fire that has destroyed most of the centre. We will keep you updated through this page and our website. Our centre at Northallerton will be able to assist with any gardening needs in the meantime. Thank you for your understanding."

 

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Image Copyright: BBC Tees @BBCTees




David Arbus, retail operations director for Klondyke Strikes, told BBC News that 90% of the shop had been destroyed.
 

 

 

 

Many customers and members of the community commented on the post, expressing their deepest regrets:

 


The centre says it will keep people updated with the situation via its website and Facebook page.

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