More than 60 firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a concert venue in Derby. Officers are now scaling down operations at the multi-storey car park next to the city's Assembly Rooms. Phil Brewster sent this report from the scene.
Firefighters in Derby are preparing to scale back the operation at a major fire in the city.
They were called to the multi-storey car park next to the Assembly Rooms at around 5:30pm.
Investigation work into the cause of the fire will begin tomorrow. Fire crews will remain at the scene overnight.
The concert venue, Assembly Rooms in Derby, says a number of its weekend shows have been cancelled following a large fire at the top level of a multi-storey car park.
It says performances from Beyond the Barricade on Saturday and Grimethorpe Colliery Band on Sunday have been cancelled.
Ticket holders for the events are asked to contact the box office team.
More than 60 firefighters have been tackling the blaze which broke out at around 5.30pm.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service say a major fire at the Assembly Rooms in Derby was started in a plant room.
We will be @the assembly rooms 4 a considerable time dealing with a fire which looks to have started in the plant room.10 appliances +4 alps
They expect to be at the scene for much of the evening.
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They show the scale of the large blaze being tackled by around 50 firefighters at the multi-storey car park of the Derby Assembly Rooms in the city centre.
Hundreds of people have been watching the fire since it broke out at around 5.30pm this evening.
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These pictures show the scale of the fire at the multi-storey car park next to the Derby Assembly Rooms this evening.
It's not yet known if the venue itself has been affected by the flames, but some performances this evening have been cancelled.
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Police say they're evacuating buildings surrounding the Derby Assembly Rooms as firefighters tackle a large blaze at a multi-storey car park.
Traffic in the city centre is being diverted, as around 50 firefighters are tackling the flames.
Performances at the venue have been cancelled, and the incident is very much ongoing.
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The source of the fire at the site of the Derby Assembly Rooms is the top floor of a multi-storey car park.
More than 50 firefighters are on scene trying to tackle the blaze, and performances at the venue have been cancelled tonight.
The Derby Assembly rooms have posted details about the ongoing fire at the site, with details on which shows scheduled for tonight are now cancelled.
Its website says:
> Tonight’s shows at the Assembly Rooms – Anton du Beke in the Great Hall and The Steve Tilston Trio in the Darwin have been cancelled and we are in the process of contacting customers. The Guildhall Show tonight is scheduled to go ahead as planned, but the Assembly Rooms car park is out of use.