Food and drink businesses have been encouraged to follow Sainsbury’s lead by London fire chiefs and install sprinklers, after the system prevented “devastating damage” when the retailer’s Charlton depot caught fire.

The blaze broke out at Sainsbury’s Thameside distribution depot on Monday May 18 in a parked lorry in one of the loading bays outside the warehouse. It spread to six other lorries and part of the depot’s wall.

The exact cause is under investigation.

via Food firms should copy Sainsbury to prevent fire damage.