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Three people were treated in hospital yesterday (Tues) when a fire broke out at Britain's most famous carpet makers.
Around 25 firefighters battled the blaze at Axminster Carpets which has been weaving rugs for expensive hotels and royal residences since 1755.
The flames erupted on the ground floor of the firm's Devon HQ and several workers were rushed to hospital.
Axminster Carpets went into administration in March last year and 300 people lost their jobs.
However a consortium bought the company out and hired new workers after securing lucrative new orders.
They included making carpets for the US House of Representatives and a hotel owned by Donald Trump.
Three people have been injured at a fire at Axminster Carpets in Devon.
Around 25 fire fighters are tackling the blaze which broke out around half past eleven this morning at the commercial premises in Axminster.