Major fire at Johnsons in Exeter

A major fire took hold in a building belonging to Johnsons Apparelmaster in Exeter on Saturday 25 January.

The fire was widely reported in the news and no-one was injured but police had to close the road and evacuate some buildings.

Johnsons the Cleaners had a neighbouring unit on the site. They commented to Devon Live: “Our shop is 100 per cent intact. There has been no damage to customer’s garments whatsoever. The fire was at Johnsons Apparelmaster [nearby].”

Johnson Service Group released a statement on their website stating: “Following a fire at our Cowley Bridge Road site in Exeter on Saturday 25 January, we are working closely with the emergency services in order to secure the site.

“We are able to confirm that nobody was injured. Our operational management team are currently assessing the extent of the damage and are actioning contingency plans in order that we can utilise other sites within our estate to continue processing garments for our customers.

“Our service teams will be in contact with any affected customers as soon as possible. Employees are requested to attend work as normal.”

Firefighters have been tackling the blaze at Johnsons Apparelmaker for several hours (Image: Thom Heywood)

A major fire took hold in a building belonging to Johnsons Apparelmaster in Exeter on Saturday 25 January.

The fire was widely reported in the news and no-one was injured but police had to close the road and evacuate some buildings.

Johnsons the Cleaners had a neighbouring unit on the site. They commented to Devon Live: “Our shop is 100 per cent intact. There has been no damage to customer’s garments whatsoever. The fire was at Johnsons Apparelmaster [nearby].”

Johnson Service Group released a statement on their website stating: “Following a fire at our Cowley Bridge Road site in Exeter on Saturday 25 January, we are working closely with the emergency services in order to secure the site.

“We are able to confirm that nobody was injured. Our operational management team are currently assessing the extent of the damage and are actioning contingency plans in order that we can utilise other sites within our estate to continue processing garments for our customers.

“Our service teams will be in contact with any affected customers as soon as possible. Employees are requested to attend work as normal.”

Firefighters have been tackling the blaze at Johnsons Apparelmaker for several hours (Image: Thom Heywood)

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