Chesterfield launderette insists it’s business as usual after small fire

The Wash Inn.
The Wash Inn.
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Staff at a Chesterfield launderette insist it is business as usual after a small fire at the weekend.

Crews from Staveley and Dronfield were called to The Wash Inn on Sheffield Road at about 1pm on Saturday.

A Wash Inn spokesman said: “We were closed on Saturday but now we’re open as usual after being given the all clear.

“There has been no damage to the property or the machines.”

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “Two firefighters used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and ventilated the premises.

“They left after about 20 minutes.”

An eyewitness said a woman was given oxygen outside the building.

The Wash Inn, which opened in 1963, is the oldest launderette in the town.