A SUPERMARKET which suffered ‘extensive damage’ after a fire in Reading has reopened in a different premise.

Crews from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Cmart Oriental Foods on Friar Street after 2pm on Friday, May 26.

A total of 50 firefighters, 10 fire engines, one aerial compliance and one command vehicle were on hand to tackle the blaze.

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Emergency services were on the scene for more than 24 hours.

The Chinese supermarket has said the fire caused ‘significant destruction to the entire premises’ so the shop is ‘inaccessible’.

It added that it was ‘uncertain’ whether the store would be able to reopen in same location or if they would need to find a new site.

The store has officially reopened at Asda Mall in Lower Early District Centre.

In a statement on it’s website, the business said: “We understand that the new location may be less convenient for some of our customers in the town centre, but the great news is that there is plenty of free parking.

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“We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal customers and friends who have supported us over the years, especially in the wake of the devastating fire.”

The business added they are ‘actively seeking’ a new site in Reading town centre and hope to reopen there again soon.