Shoppers evacuated after Tesco blaze

SHOPPERS and staff are believed to have been evacuated from the Tesco store in Martlesham, near Ipswich, following a fire.

SHOPPERS and staff are believed to have been evacuated from a Tesco store after a fire broke out in a compactor at the rear of the supermarket.

Fire crews from Ipswich and Woodbridge were called to Martlesham at around 3.45pm today.

When they arrived they found a small fire in a compactor and used one hose reel to extinguish the flames.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there was a small fire at the rear of the store.

“The fire service were contacted immediately, it was very quickly contained and caused minimum disruption to the store.”