Investigations are continuing into the cause of a fire that destroyed a partly built factory in Northamptonshire over the weekend.
It broke out late on Saturday night in the building on Norris Way in Rushden.
Firefighters from across the county went to the scene but despite battling with the flames for more than four hours they were unable to save the building.
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