Wolverhampton Sainsbury's store evacuated over refrigeration unit leak

Sainsbury's Wolverhampton city centre superstore had to be evacuated today after a refrigeration unit sprung a leak and fire crews were called in.

Sainsbury's in Raglan Street,. Photo: Google StreetView.
Sainsbury's in Raglan Street,. Photo: Google StreetView.

The store was cleared of shoppers and staff at around 10am.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "At 10.03am today we were called to Sainsbury's, Raglan Street, Chapel Ash, which had been evacuated because of a leak from refrigeration unit.

"A fire engine and brigade response vehicle, crewed by a total of eight firefighters, responded from Fallings Park fire station.

"They inspected the unit and remained on scene as a precaution while an engineer was called and arrived to work on it.

A spokeswoman for Sainsbury's said: “Our St Marks store was temporarily closed for a brief time earlier today following an incident. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and are now open as usual.”

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