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Fire badly damages city centre beauty salon

PUBLISHED: 10:34 04 February 2020 | UPDATED: 13:12 04 February 2020

An electrical fire broke out at Forever Enhanced beauty salon on Knowsley Road. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

An electrical fire broke out at Forever Enhanced beauty salon on Knowsley Road. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

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A beauty salon has been left badly damaged following a fire on a busy Norwich street.

An electrical fire broke out at Forever Enhanced beauty salon on Knowsley Road. Picture: Ella WilkinsonAn electrical fire broke out at Forever Enhanced beauty salon on Knowsley Road. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

The blaze started at around 7.30am at Forever Enhanced beauty salon on Knowsley Road, following an electrical fault.

The flat above the salon was evacuated, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus forced entry into the salon.

Three fire crews from Carrow, Earlham and Sprowston used hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze, standing down at around 8am.

The shop was closed at the time of the fire, and nobody was injured, but officers said further safety checks needed to be made before people could re-enter the building.

Norfolk fire responded to an electrical fire at a beauty salon in Knowsley Road. Picture: Ella WilkinsonNorfolk fire responded to an electrical fire at a beauty salon in Knowsley Road. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Andy Bilton, watch manager, said firefighters had contained the fire to the front of the salon, and no damage had been caused to neighbouring homes.

No-one at the salon wanted to comment.

Writing on its Facebook page, a spokesman for the salon said: "Unfortunately the salon will be closed today due to a fire. We will update you further once we know more. Sincer apologies for any inconvenience caused."

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