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Investigation into heritage fire

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire which badly damaged a historic mill which is part of Derbyshire's World Heritage Site.

Dozens of firefighters were called to the empty 18th Century Bath Street Mill in Derby after smoke was seen coming from inside on Tuesday afternoon.

At one point, 50 firefighters were helping to tackle the blaze and roads in the area were closed.

The teams battled for three hours to bring the flames under control.

The Derwent Valley Mills, which stretch for 15 miles along the river, became a World Heritage Site in 2001 in recognition of their role in the Industrial Revolution.

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