Fire means Sandhurst Tesco customers evacuatedBy Becky Barnes
June 26, 2012
Approximately 300 people had to be evacuated from a supermarket when a tarmac machine caught fire in the car park.
Staff and customers at the 24-hour Tesco, Marshall Road, Sandhurst, had to leave their shopping when the fire started at 10.30pm last night (Monday).
Fire crews from Bracknell, Crowthorne and Camberley attended the scene and used thermal imaging equipment to assess the potentially flammable gas cylinders.
The store was kept clear for more than an hour and it took an hour and a half to contain the flames.
A fire spokeswoman said the vehicle operator did a fantastic job and moved the vehicle away from the store which prevented any fire damage to the building.
She added the last pump was away by 12.20 and the fire was thought to be accidental.