Sprinkler saves shopping centre

Thousands of people were evacuated from Bristol’s biggest shopping centre during the busiest weekend of the year due to a blaze in a back store room of Cribbs Causeway on 18th December

The fire broke out at around 1618hrs but the fire was extinguished by the store’s sprinklers before firefighters arrived.

Thousands of shoppers making a last dash for their Christmas presents were then asked to leave immediately.

Crews attended from Patchway and the cause of the blaze will now be investigated.