Firefighters called out to Shambles

A fire crew at the King's Square end of Shambles. Photograph: Richard McDougall
17 Jan 2020 @ 11.13 am
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Firefighters have been called out to Shambles this morning.

Two crews arrived at opposite ends of the famous street after receiving a call at about 10.50am.

They were responding to an automatic fire alarm.

Firefighters check out the shop

Thankfully there was no sign of any smoke or flames on the street. Firefighters went in to do an inspection of Ye Olde Pie & Sausage Shoppe.

It proved to be a false alarm, and after the all-clear the firefighters left Shambles to the tourists and shoppers.