People escape after coffee shop roaster catches fire

People escape after coffee shop roaster catches fire

People escape after coffee shop roaster catches fire

First published in News

People escaped a first-floor flat in Wallingford on Tuesday after a fire in the cofffee shop below.

Firefighters from Wallingford and Didcot fire stations were called to reports of smoke coming from The Wallingford Tea and Coffee Co. Ltd in St Martin’s Street at about 8.20am.

Fire crews found an overheating coffee roaster in the back of the shop, issuing large amounts of smoke.

Watch Manager Dan Reed said: “Fortunately, the vigilance of the upstairs residents prevented the possibility of a much larger fire.”

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