Supermarket fire scare was false alarm

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A fire scare at a Bamber Bridge superstore was a false alarm.

Shoppers at Sainsburys on Cuerden Way began to evacuate the shop after the fire alarm sounded at around 2.20pm.

It was later revealed to be a false alarm, as staff were testing the fire alarms in the neighbouring petrol station, which caused the alarm in the supermarket to set off.

A Sainsburys spokesman said: “People began to evacuate but were told it was a false alarm. We then did a tannoy announcement to apologise.”