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Fire destroys building at Cotswold industrial estate

An investigation has been launched into a fire at a Cotswold Industrial Estate that destroyed a portable building and damaged an articulated lorry.

Fire crews were called to the Babdown Airfield Industrial Park near Tetbury at 8.15pm on Wednesday night.

Adam Openshaw, area manager for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We received a call at 8.15pm to a portacabin, a storage area with a significant quantity of wooden pallets on fire at Babdown Airfield in Tetbury.

"Eight crews from nearby stations attended along with a water carrier and the aerial ladder platform."

The stop message came at 3.34am on Thursday morning, and early investigations have revealed the extent of the damage.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that a 20metre by 20 metre portable building was destroyed

A 200 metre by 50 metre storage area containing garden furniture and an articulated lorry was also partially damaged by the fire.

Mr Openshaw added: "Although the fire spread to a nearby lorry, crews contained the fire quickly and they were on site until about 3:30am.

"We are not treating this incident as suspicious and we have started our investigation into the cause. I would like to thank Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for their help with this incident."

Babdown Industrial Estate is on the site of the former RAF Babdown Farm airfield, three miles west of Tetbury on the A4135. It is home to around 15 business.

No details have been given about which business or businesses were affected by the fire.

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