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Historic 17th Century mill ravaged by fire

Firefighters have been tackling a major blaze in the roof of a historic building in Farnham.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service sent six engines and two aerial platforms to deal with the incident that started shortly before 1pm at the Bourne Mill Antiques Centre on Guildford Road.

It's unknown how the fire started but there are reports it may have been caused by an electrical fault. Plumes of smoke were seen across the town.

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Fire crews from Surrey and Hampshire have been involved in the operation to save the building.

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According to the mill's website, there are more than 70 antiques dealers spread over four floors.

It's described as "a unique, quirky and affordable destination for collectors, with visitors coming from all over the world."

It has also been used as the location for a number of television antiques programmes including Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.

Bourne Mill is a 17th century mill building and is believed to be one of the oldest remaining in Surrey.

Credit: ITV Meridian
Credit: ITV Meridian