A fire broke out tonight at The Loft tonight just after 8pm.
Neighbours raised the alarm and fire engines were soon on the scene – breaking in the through front door to bring the fire under control. The fire appears to have been in the rear of the shop near the office.
[Update] More details from Richmond & Twickenham Times – the fire was in the store room and destroyed some Christmas stock.
Despite initial concerns, the fire damage is limited and the shop re-opened on Saturday 22nd October.