Fire drama in Hampstead
On Saturday night a car burst into flames outside our Hampstead shop. The team were on the scene in no time to assess the damage. Photos of the wrecked car and the damage to our Hampstead shop are below. Here is what Emma, Retail Director, told me at 11pm:
Here's what happened! Car exploded outside shop (apparently a taxi driver?)
Front window blown but other than bad smell of burning, clothes at front with some damage and one poster burnt....not too sure extent of rest as area cordoned off.
Fascia of shop badly affected...
Waited for man to board up shop. Done with corrugated iron and policeman with me agreed it was robust. Let Barry Bros know what had happened.
Until tomorrow morning I won't know really how much more damage there is. Horrid burnt plastic and metal everywhere so hope council get on with it.
Unlikely to trade tomorrow...............
Unbelievably, Caitie and the team did actually trade on Sunday from behind the corrugated iron hoarding. Builder and landlord, Emma, Caitie and I will be there at 8am tomorrow to see what needs to be done to get us back trading properly as soon as possible.