Fire guts Worksop pizza takeaway

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FIRE has ripped through a Worksop fast food shop causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Five fire engines attended the blaze at Pizza Place on Newcastle Street in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 19th December.

They were called at 4.50am when a resident on nearby King Street dialled 999.

Crews from Worksop, Retford and Harworth tackled the fire in the ground floor property.

It caused severe damage but no-one was injured. One crew from Worksop remains at the scene this morning.

“We are currently damping down and waiting for scenes of crime and fire investigation officers to arrive,” said watch manager Ian Cooper.

“We don’t yet know if it was deliberate or accidental.”

Newcastle Street was closed for a time during the early hours but has now reopened.

King Street remains closed to traffic while investigations continue.

• For more on this story see this week’s Worksop Guardian - out Friday 21st December.