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Last Updated: Saturday November 03 2007 19:04 GMT

Concern over missing firefighters

The fire-damaged warehouse

Concern is growing for three firefighters who are missing after tackling a massive blaze at a vegetable packing warehouse in the West Midlands.

The fire broke out on Friday night on an industrial estate in Warwickshire.

One firefighter has died. It's thought the missing firefighters were inside the warehouse when its roof collapsed.

Search teams were unable to enter the warehouse on Saturday as the building was still unsafe. Police believe the blaze may have been lit on purpose.

They said the warehouse was not the sort of building where they would expect a fire to start.

Up to 100 firefighters worked through the night on Friday to put out the flames.

Police officers and fire crews are still at the scene looking for the missing people and making sure the area is safe.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze has already started and officers are searching for clues to help them work out exactly what happened.



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