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Staff hospitalised following business fire

Four men were taken to hospital following a fire at a business in Gloucester.

Fire crews were called to a blaze at the industrial building in Spinnaker Park, Hempsted, just before 8.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 8).

Two fire engines arrived at the scene - one from Gloucester North and one from Gloucester South - at 8.36pm with firefighters using breathing apparatus while tackling the fire.

It is understood the four men, staff at from the business, were taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

"At 20:29 Fire Control mobilised crews from Gloucester to an industrial fire in Hempsted," said a @Glosfire tweet.

"The fire was extinguished quickly which prevented it spreading, Investigations into the cause are ongoing."

The fire was in what is described as "an extraction building" at the business

The four men taken to hospital were described as "suffering the effects of smoke inhalation".

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service said on Thursday morning that the cause of the fire remains unclear.

Picture courtesy of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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