The Richmond Centre in Derry has now reopened after it was evacuated earlier today following a fire which filled a clothing shop with smoke.
The NI Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) confirmed a call was received at 2.40pm and the first fire engine arrived on the scene around 10 minutes later.
Group Commander in the western area, Jonathan Tate, said there was smoke coming from electrical equipment in the New Look clothing store.
Five appliances are at the scene as well as an additional fire engine with a turntable ladder in case the fire spread to the roof of the building – around 40 personnel altogether.
Power was isolated and the electrical equipment located above the ceiling of the shop.
Group commander Tate explained that precautions had to be taken as it took a bit of time to find the fault.
There were no injuries and NIFRS remained on the scene in an effort to clear smoke from the premises.
New Market Street had been closed while NIFRS dealt with the incident.
After the fire was extinguished, the Richmond Centre was reopened to customers following a full health and safety review of the premises.
However, the New Look shop remains shut and the owners have been advised to check all electrical appliances.Tags: