Fire badly damages city centre beauty salon
PUBLISHED: 10:34 04 February 2020 | UPDATED: 13:12 04 February 2020
A beauty salon has been left badly damaged following a fire on a busy Norwich street.
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.
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."