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Man arrested on suspicion of arson over Daventry warehouse fire

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a major warehouse fire in Northamptonshire.

More than 50 firefighters were called to Parsons Road on the Drayton Fields Industrial Estate in Daventry just before midnight.

A number of nearby roads were closed off, but the fire was contained to the warehouse and no other businesses were affected.

Police have launched an arson investigation Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police say it will be some time before investigators can get inside the building and they expect to be at the scene for several days.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer David Harding, from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We expect to have fire officers at the scene for at least the next couple of days while we continue efforts to extinguish the fire.

“This was an extremely large building on fire which required more than 50 firefighters, 10 pumping and two aerial appliances along with other specialist vehicles, to tackle it during the early hours of this morning."

Roads in the industrial estate remain closed Credit: ITV News Anglia

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have information about the fire or who may have witnessed anyone acting suspiciously near to the warehouse late last night.

Anyone in the area affected by smoke from the fire is advised to close doors and windows as a precautionary measure.