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by Phil Brewster

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.

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Derby fire: Assembly Rooms announces more event cancellations

More than 60 firefighters have been tackling the blaze in Derby
More than 60 firefighters have been tackling the blaze in Derby Credit: Makinder Chahal

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.

Watch: large fire breaks out at Assembly Rooms in Derby

Assembly Room fire started in plant room

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service say a major fire at the Assembly Rooms in Derby was started in a plant room.

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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.

Dramatic shots show scale of Assembly Rooms blaze

The top floor of the multi-storey car park fully ablaze Credit: Mark Lilley

These dramatic photos were sent into centralnews@itv.com by ITV News Central viewer Mark Lilley.

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.

Firefighters using an aerial ladder platform to survey the fire Credit: Mark Lilley

Hundreds of people have been watching the fire since it broke out at around 5.30pm this evening.

Hundreds of people crowd to see the ongoing fire near the Derby Assembly Rooms Credit: Mark Lilley

Article: Derby fire: buildings around Assembly Rooms evacuated

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Derby at a standstill during concert venue blaze

The scene outside Derby City Council house as smoke billows across the city centre Credit: Kayleigh Towle

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.

The smoke from the fire rising behind Derby Cathedral Credit: ITV News Central

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Buildings evacuated during major Derby blaze

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.

Are you in Derby City Centre tonight? If it's safe for you to do so send us your photos of the major blaze and we could use them on our website - email them to centralnews@itv.com.

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Car park attached to Derby Assembly Rooms on fire

These pictures show the fire on the roof of the multi-storey car-park at the Derby Assembly Rooms Credit: Richard Kightley

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.

These pictures were taken by Richard Kightley this afternoon Credit: Richard Kightley

Watch: Video showing major blaze at Derby Assembly Rooms

Read: Major fire cancels shows at Derby Assembly Rooms

Major fire cancels shows at Derby Assembly Rooms

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.

Read: Video shows major blaze at Derby Assembly Rooms

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