Fire broke out at two Derbyshire shops on Tuesday night.
A mechanical item burst into flames at B&Q in Spire Walk Business Park, off Derby Road, Chesterfield, at about 8.35pm.
Staff managed to extinguish the blaze before the arrival of firefighters.
At about 8.20pm, a pallet of clothing caught fire at Sports Direct in Meadow Lane, Shirebrook.
Again, staff had successfully tackled the flames before the fire service arrived at the scene.
There were no reports of any injuries in the incidents.