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Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 08:59 GMT
Crews tackle packaging firm fire

Part of a Derbyshire town was cordoned off by police after fire broke out at a packaging firm.

Crews tackled the blaze in a large charcoal tank at AmCor Flexibles at Ilkeston on Monday evening.

The 15m-by-10m charcoal unit was destroyed in the fire at Crompton Road but no-one was injured.

About 25 firefighters were called to the blaze, which burned for several hours. An investigation into the cause gets underway on Tuesday.