Oxfordshire: Fire At Bicester Village 'An Accident'

Bicester Village fire Carluccio's damage

Firefighters say a large fire at a shopping centre in Oxfordshire started accidentally.

Bicester Village was evacuated after smoke was spotted pouring from the roof of Carluccio's restaurant on Wednesday April 1.

The area was safely evacuated and no-one was hurt.

The shopping centre re-opened at 1pm with the exception of a few boutiques. They opened in time for the Easter weekend.

Investigators now say the cause of the fire was an electrical fault.


Bicester Village on fire


Tiles fell off the roof as it was hosed down by firefighters. 


Flames at Bicester village


Tiles falling of roof at Bicester Fire




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A photo posted by Paddy Cleary (@paddy_cleary) onApr 1, 2015 at 1:22am PDT





Heart listeners shared photos of the fire on social media:


Bicester Village on fire

Bicester Village on fire

Bicester Village on fire

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