Asda says its colleagues are working with the fire service to re-open a store in Coventry hit by a fire.

The supermarket’s Living store at Warwickshire Shopping Park has not opened today after the blaze last night (October 15_.

The fire – which broke out in a refrigeration unit – saw the store filled with smoke.

Firefighters worked for around four hours to put out the fire and clear the smoke.

In a statement, Asda have apologised to customers.

It is currently unknown when the store will re-open.

A spokesman said: “Our Coventry Binley Living store is currently closed and we would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience.

“We would like to thank the Fire Service for their quick response and are working with them to re-open the store.”

Fire crews were called to the store last night at around 10.45pm.

It has not been confirmed what caused the fire, but it is thought to have started because of an electrical fault.

Watch Commander Longhi, from Binley fire station, said: “We believe it was an electrical fire in a refrigeration unit at Asda Living, however the cause is still yet to be confirmed.

“It caused heavy smoke logging. We received the call at around 10.45pm last night and were there until around three o’clock this morning.

“Four trucks were sent in total, from Binley, Coventry and Foleshill. Nobody was inside the building at the time.”

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