Firefighters have "worked non stop" this morning, to tackle a large electrical blaze at Watford's Atria shopping centre.

The fire took place within a shop at 6.30am today (Saturday, March 30), with 10 pumps attending the scene.

Crews from a number of fire stations, across the county, attended the scene before the blaze was extinguished at 7.30am.

Firefighters remained at the scene until around 9.24am.

Atria will remain open as usual today, following this morning's incident.


Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service's Andy Hall, who commanded this morning's operation, said: "Our crews have worked non stop this morning to contain and extinguish a fire, within an hour, that had the potential to cause disruption to bank holiday shoppers today.

"While there was luckily no harm caused to any member of the public, I’d like to thank the firefighters who did their duty to stop the fire spreading and keep Hertfordshire residents safe."

Watford Atria was the scene of a fire earlier this month, when a blaze took place inside a storage compactor.