Firefighters clear smoke from Boots in Wokingham
FIREFIGHTERS from Wokingham Fire Station were called to Boots in Wokingham Market Place where smoke was seen billowing from the building.
A smoke cloak had been set off at about 5.55am this morning (Friday 22), which is intended to deter burglars.
Firefighters smashed a hole in the front door to enter the building and then ventilated it, before handing over to police to investigate.
Phil Aldham, assistant manager at the store, said: "I don't think it was a case of attempted theft - I think what's happened is a delivery driver may have triggered it and a member of the public saw the smoke and called the fire brigade.
"Nothing has been taken and we were able to open for business as usual this morning."
This article appeared in Bracknell News 22 Feb 13