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Massive fire in Lowdham damaged badly business with over 40 years

A huge fire left a popular and well-established farmshop’s roof in ashes.

The fire at a Gonalston Farm Shop Budgens on Southwell Road, Lowdham, was reported at 1am on Monday.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service crews worked through the night to bring the blaze under control.


At the peak of the fire, 2am, eight engines, one aerial ladder platform and one water carrier were at the scene.

At 2am, the service had eight engines, one aerial ladder platform and one water carrier at the scene.

At 2.45am, the A612 between Thurgarton and the Lowdham Roundabout was closed due to the risk posed to motorists.


By 7am, the number of fire engines had been reduced to two and the aerial ladder as the blaze was brought under control.

The A612 reopened to traffic at 8.55am.

“It’s completely gone inside, completely burned out, there’s nothing left,” a worker at Gonalston Farm Shops Budgens told the Advertiser.


A meesage on the Gonalston Farm Shop Facebook page read: “Thankfully all creatures great and small are safe and well.”

The shop will remain fully closed until further notice as the extent of the damage is assessed.

The farm shop building was built in 1979.


Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said afterwards: “We are currently waiting on the result of the fire investigation.”

It is the second major fire in the area at commercial premises in recent weeks.

Multiple crews tackled a blaze at a car showroom on Lowdham Road, Gunthorpe, in the early hours of August 7, which is being treated as arson.

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