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H.Samuel store in Norwich to close ‘until further notice’ following fire

PUBLISHED: 15:19 15 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:29 15 June 2018

Fire crews at the scene of a blaze at H.Samuel in Norwich. Picture Liam Pickering.

Fire crews at the scene of a blaze at H.Samuel in Norwich. Picture Liam Pickering.

LIAM PICKERING

A jewellery shop in Norwich city centre will remain closed until further notice following a fire.

Firefighters were called just after 11am on Thursday after reports of a blaze at the H.Samuel store on Gentleman’s Walk.

Crews from Sprowston and Earlham attended the blaze and were at the scene for half an hour.

Crews used hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

A spokesperson for the national chain confirmed the store will be closed until further notice to assess and repair damage.

They added: “Our efforts are currently focused upon ensuring the welfare of our staff.

“We’ll be spending time with each of them to offer them support following this incident.”

H.Samuel is situated between Hotter and Lloyds Bank in the city centre and there is also a branch at intu Chapelfield.

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