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Halstead: Store sold out of gas camping stoves within hours of storm
11:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
A hardware store sold out of gas canisters and camping stoves within hours as residents looked to beat the power cuts.
Steve’s Hardware, in The Centre, Halstead, was all out of the cooking equipment before Monday lunchtime after St Jude's storm left thousands of people in the area without electricity.
Owner Steve Kirby said: “The little camping stoves and gas cylinders have all sold out.
“They sold out by lunchtime, if not earlier, so what we had went rather quickly.
“That’s the biggest demand at the moment because nobody’s got power.”
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