Horsham’s Wilkinsons evacuated after fire scare

Wilkinsons evacuated after auttomated fire alarm goes off.
Wilkinsons evacuated after auttomated fire alarm goes off.

The Wilkinsons store in Horsham town centre was evacuated this afternoon (August 26) after an automated fire alarm went off in the building.

The incident was reported at around 2.30pm.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews searched the building but there was no sign of a fire.

Swan Walk shopping centre remained open but the entrance to the Wilkinsons store was cordoned off.

The alarm saw the roof of the centre open and teams reacted quickly to cover up the town’s Elephantastic display to protect the model elephants.

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