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VIDEO: Fire severely damages Burnley shop

Lancashire Telegraph: Spar in Padiham Road, Burnley Spar in Padiham Road, Burnley

A SPAR shop in Padiham Road, Burnley, was severely damaged by a fire last night.

Crews from East Lancashire’s four main stations in Burnley, Nelson, Blackburn and Accrington were called to the blaze just before 11pm.

ABOVE: Eyewitness footage of the blaze

When they arrived the building was well alight and one person had to be rescued from the roof of the shop using an aerial ladder platform.

A number of nearby homes were evacuated because of the smoke.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was ongoing this morning.

 

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10:30am Mon 7 Jan 13

I predict a riot says...

It was all over facebook last night that some idiot petrol bombed this store "for a bet" and was arrested shortly afterwards. If true I hope he is convicted of arson and endangering life and is locked up for a long time!
Just glad the poor sod who had to escape onto the roof was rescued, this would have been national news otherwise.
It was all over facebook last night that some idiot petrol bombed this store "for a bet" and was arrested shortly afterwards. If true I hope he is convicted of arson and endangering life and is locked up for a long time! Just glad the poor sod who had to escape onto the roof was rescued, this would have been national news otherwise. I predict a riot
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2:13pm Mon 7 Jan 13

mitzimoo says...

I predict a riot wrote:
It was all over facebook last night that some idiot petrol bombed this store "for a bet" and was arrested shortly afterwards. If true I hope he is convicted of arson and endangering life and is locked up for a long time!
Just glad the poor sod who had to escape onto the roof was rescued, this would have been national news otherwise.
Well I got told the poor sod they rescued off the roof was the arsonist, hope they re-open its a good little shop im going to miss going in, and what about all the workers just hope it gets back to normal.
[quote][p][bold]I predict a riot[/bold] wrote: It was all over facebook last night that some idiot petrol bombed this store "for a bet" and was arrested shortly afterwards. If true I hope he is convicted of arson and endangering life and is locked up for a long time! Just glad the poor sod who had to escape onto the roof was rescued, this would have been national news otherwise.[/p][/quote]Well I got told the poor sod they rescued off the roof was the arsonist, hope they re-open its a good little shop im going to miss going in, and what about all the workers just hope it gets back to normal. mitzimoo
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4:48pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Major Tom says...

Not as good as Tesco.
Not as good as Tesco. Major Tom
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6:30pm Mon 7 Jan 13

hi everyone says...

yes I can see it reopening with no roof on it Tesco is just down the road
yes I can see it reopening with no roof on it Tesco is just down the road hi everyone
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7:41pm Mon 7 Jan 13

davidinburnley says...

Tesco might be 'just down the road' but this Spar was busy all the time and used by most everyone round and about. If the arsonist was the idiot on the roof, they should have left him there!
I feel sorry for all those who have lost their jobs and hope the store is up and running again soon.
Tesco might be 'just down the road' but this Spar was busy all the time and used by most everyone round and about. If the arsonist was the idiot on the roof, they should have left him there! I feel sorry for all those who have lost their jobs and hope the store is up and running again soon. davidinburnley
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4:05pm Tue 8 Jan 13

DaveBurnley says...

Tesco might be 'just down the road' but if you're old and have no car it might as well be on the moon.
Tesco might be 'just down the road' but if you're old and have no car it might as well be on the moon. DaveBurnley
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7:48pm Wed 9 Jan 13

carrman2 says...

I agree dave The shop was very handy for old folk in the area, What kind of scum are there livining in Burnley , Im glad I moved away,
I agree dave The shop was very handy for old folk in the area, What kind of scum are there livining in Burnley , Im glad I moved away, carrman2
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