Coventry & Warwickshire

Parc Avenue fire in Nuneaton town centre

Fire in Nuneaton (Ahmed Ali)
Image caption A cordon was in place in Abbey Street while firefighters dealt with the blaze

About 30 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a shop in Nuneaton.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was alerted to the blaze at the three-storey property in Abbey Street in the town centre at about 08:00 GMT.

The fire at the Parc Avenue clothing store is now out and "around 70% of the building has been destroyed", the fire service said.

All the residents living in flats above the shop were safely evacuated. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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