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Fire breaks out at Screwfix Sittingbourne

Published: 9 January 2017 - Jenny Wonnacott

Screwfix in Sittingbourne remained closed over the weekend following reports of a fire at the store during the evening of Friday, January 6.

Four fire engines tackled the blaze at Screwfix, Sittingbourne
Four fire engines tackled the blaze at Screwfix, Sittingbourne

Firefighters were called to the DIY store on Trinity Trading Estate at around 9.30pm. They found thick smoke billowing from the roof.

Four fire engine crews were able to tackle the blaze and leave shortly after 11pm. Kent Police were also in attendance to help manage the traffic around the site.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

A Screwfix spokseperson said, “Our Sittingbourne store will remain closed while investigations take place following a fire at the site late on January 6 after it shut for the day. Fortunately, no staff or customers were harmed but there has been some damage to the premises.

"We will reopen as soon as possible and thank our customers for their patience while the store is closed. In the meantime, they can use our Gillingham store nearby or continue to order goods for delivery online or via our 24/7 contact centre.”

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