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Wallace and Gromit fire burns on
Firefighters' footage of the blaze which wrecked Aardman Animations' warehouse
The warehouse contained Aardman Animations' archive
A blaze which destroyed priceless props from the Wallace and Gromit films is still burning, four days on.

The fire broke out at Aardman Animations' archive storage unit in Bristol early on Monday.

Sets, exhibitions and props from the company's history were lost as three floors inside the building collapsed in on each other.

Firefighters say they will be unable to establish the cause of the blaze until it is completely extinguished.

The remaining exterior walls of the Victorian building, near the city's Temple Meads railway station, are said to be very unstable - hampering efforts to snuff out areas of the site still smouldering.

Aardman Animations' latest film, the Curse of the Were-Rabbit, went to the top of the US box office charts last weekend.

The film, which stars claymation duo Wallace and Gromit, was released in UK cinemas on Friday.

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