Cause of Morecambe toy shop fire currently under investigation

The cause of a fire that broke out at a toy shop in Morecambe is still under investigation.

Seven fire engines were called to tackle the blaze that erupted at Joys Toys on Albert Road, West End, at 5.30pm on Wednesday, January 6th.

The fire had spread to adjoining shop Gladrags and Handbags and police evacuated parts of the area.

One man, thought to be the owner of the toy shop, was evacuated and taken to hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation. Police said he was released later that night.

Nobody was injured in the fire, but damage to Joys toys has been described by police as extensive.

A police spokesman has said: “We were called at 5.30pm to reports of a fire at the toy store on Albert Road, Morecambe.

“The fire quickly spread through the store and up three floors and into the roof space. It also affected adjoining properties due to the damage to the roof and a number of people were evacuated for safety reasons.

“Lancashire Fire and Rescue brought the fire under control following several hours. Fortunately nobody was injured although there is extensive fire damage to the building.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

ToyNews has attempted getting in contact with Joys Toys for more information and the trader’s Facebook page suggests it may be permanently closed.

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