Probe launched into cause of huge fire at Mira Technology Park near Hinckley

Firefighters are today continuing their investigations into the cause of a huge blaze that engulfed part of the Mira Technology Park near Hinckley. Fire broke out just before 2pm on Sunday taking hold of a temporary storage building at the automotive research complex next to the A5 on Leicestershire's border with Warwickshire. Ten fire engines and four special appliances were sent to tackle the flames.

More than 40 firefighters were involved in the operation and the fire was eventually extinguished just before 4pm.

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Part of the A5 was closed while they dealt with the fire. Horiba Mira, the firm that runs the technology park, tweeted to say there were no casualties however 15 cars, two trailers and a fork-lift truck were destroyed.

Fire at MIRA by the A5 between Hinckley and Nuneaton

The technology park is a base of research for the motor industry. Work currently going on there includes Government-backed efforts to try to develop driverless cars.

LeicestershireLive has contacted the company for comment.

A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said firefighters would be returning to the scene of the blaze this morning as they try to establish what caused it.

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