Goods Shed fully reopen after fire

The Goods Shed is fully reopen today

The Goods Shed in Canterbury fully reopens today after a blaze last week.

On Friday evening clouds of thick smoke were seen billowing from the Station Road West building.

The cause of the fire is not known, but it is believed to have started in an electrical room.

But the restaurant was able to reopen last night and today the market will be open. They had been shut since the fire.

The Goods Shed said last night on its Facebook page: “Tonight we are open for supper and tomorrow the market will reopen for shopping.

Firefighters at the Goods Shed. Picture: Joseph Rice

“Electricians have worked like demons to get us up and running.”

Staff were this morning busily moving their produce into the building next to the Canterbury West train station.

It is renowned for its locally sourced foods.

Cheeses, fish and meat are also available there.

No one was hurt in the blaze last week, which started at just after 8pm on Friday.

During the incident a spokesman for the Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two fire engines are as the scene and firefighters have extinguished the fire, which is believed to have started in an electrical room of the one storey building.

“Crews are wearing breathing apparatus and are cutting away and damping down.”

Firefighters stood down at 9.10pm.



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