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Fire above Oxfam shuts St Albans city centre street

Fire in St Albans Image copyright Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Part of St Albans city centre was shut after a blaze broke out above a shop.

Smoke was seen billowing out of a window above Oxfam on Chequer Street, near the cathedral, at about 06:45 GMT.

Three engines took about two and a half hours to extinguish the fire, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

No-one was hurt and the road has reopened, a fire spokesman said. Some crews are remaining on site to investigate what happened.

Image copyright Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The area was closed off while crews tackled the fire

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