Doncaster furniture store to re-open days after blaze

A Doncaster furniture store which was damaged by fire is due to re-open tomorrow, just days after the blaze destroyed all the stock.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 3rd June 2016, 2:40 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2016, 2:43 pm
Firefighters were called out to a fire at Goodnight Sleeptight, Woodfield Way, Doncaster on May 26.
Firefighters were called out to a fire at Goodnight Sleeptight, Woodfield Way, Doncaster on May 26.

Around 200 people had to be evacuated from stores on a Doncaster industrial estate after a ‘severe’ blaze started in Goodnight Sleeptight, Woodfield Way on Thursday May 26.

However, the store is due to re-open just eight days after the incident - in the retail unit next door.

Co-owner Noushin Movahed said usual service was now resumed and thanked customers for their support.

“I would like to pass massive gratitude to all our customers, they have been patient and trusted us and we have now got all deliveries out.

“In time, we will be back in our original store but that could take a while. For now, we will be back to opening seven days a week, as usual, in the unit next door.”

As a thank you, the store are offering all customers an extra 10 per cent off their orders, on top of their current summer savings.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said at the time : “We were called at 9.40am because of smoke coming from the Goodnight Sleeptight building.

“We sent three fire engines, one from Edlington and two from Doncaster. They put the fire out by 10.20am. It was quite a severe fire, about 200 people had to be evacuated from other shops on the estate, including a Tesco, a florist and a charity shop.

“Firefighters using breathing apparatus went in to the store and put the fire out using foam. Nobody was hurt and all persons were accounted for.

“The fire was accidental and was caused by an electrical fault. I believe there was a display in store and whatever they were using to light it had caused the fire.

“The firefighters did a good job stopping the fire from spreading, it could have easily spread.”

Goodnight Sleeptight will be open from 10am tomorrow until 5pm at Unit 4, Woodfield Way, Balby.

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