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Firefighters battle blaze at well-known Ilkeston store

Firefighters attended the scene.
Firefighters attended the scene.

Firefighters rushed to a blaze at a well-known store in Ilkeston this morning.

Crews were called to Thorpes of Ilkeston in South Street at around 4.30am.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a blaze on the ground floor of the furniture and toy shop.

A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Two crews - one from Illkeston and one from Stapleford - were sent to the scene.

"Crews using breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

"We left the scene at 6.30am."

The cause of the fire is not yet known.