The chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club said that his team's game against Lancashire had to be called off as a result of the fire.
He gave this account to the Derby Telegraph:
I was watching the game when I spotted the fire and it became clear the building had exploded.
I ensured all of the players and the umpires got off the pitch straight away and got back inside.
All of a sudden people started to move their cars very quickly, in case it started to get worse ...