Investigation underway after early-morning blaze at Somercotes company

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An investigation is underway after an early-morning blaze at a business in Somercotes.

Firefighters and police were called to Acanthus Cast Stone Products in Wimsey Way at about 3.50am on Tuesday.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said the building was “well alight”.

Firefighters tackled the flames and left the scene at about 7am.

Nobody was injured.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire.

The fire service spokesman added: “An investigation is being carried out to determine the cause.”

The website of Acanthus Cast Stone Products states: “Acanthus specialises in the design and manufacture of top-quality building components, landscape products, garden ornaments and fireplace surrounds.

“Everything is handmade in Derbyshire from high-quality local materials.”