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Investigation into Chester business centre fire

An investigation into a huge fire which ripped through a business centre in Chester is due to get under way.

Parts of the Chester Enterprise Centre in Hoole Bridge, near the railway station, must be destroyed before investigators can get inside.

The fire broke out at at the building in the early hours of Thursday.

About 50 companies, employing 200 people, have been affected by the fire. The council has said it will help them find alternative accommodation.

Nearby residents had to be evacuated from their homes for safety reasons.

The station was also closed and all services through Chester suspended.

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