Derby Assembly Rooms closed for 8 weeks after major fire

Derby Assembly Rooms will be closed for 8 weeks, after a major fire at the car park next door.

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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

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