Smoke rising from the old Thorntons warehouse in Belper, Derbyshire
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Old Thorntons chocolate warehouse in Belper destroyed

Gas cylinders were the likely cause for a series of explosions at an old warehouse in Derbyshire, the fire service has said.

The explosions happened on Derwent Street, Belper, at about 15:30 BST in a building on the former site of the chocolate company Thorntons. The warehouse was completely destroyed in the blaze.

  • 10 May 2013
  • From the section Derby