Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed the result of an investigation into a huge fire which led to the evacuation of Normanton homes and roads at the weekend.
More than 100 homes and businesses were evacuated due to the fire which started at Twyford Auto’s, Twyford Street, just before 7pm on Saturday.
A fire service spokeswoman said: “A joint police and fire investigation into the cause of a fire at a commercial garage on Twyford Street, Derby has concluded that the most probable cause of the fire was accidental.”
She said the fire service could not give any further information but if a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) had been carried out then this would most likely not have occured.
Fire service manager Sean Wells said at the time that road closures and evacuations were “due to the presence of commercial cylinders”.
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