An explosion was heard near an abandoned estate in Leicester last night as a fire broke out on a roof top.
Four fire engines rushed to scene after reports of a blast and roof on fire in Hospital Close, Evington at around 7.40pm on June 3.
When they arrived, crews found the blaze had ravaged through the third floor of an unused building near Leicester General Hospital, as well as the roof space.
An Aerial Ladder Platform was deployed to tackle the rear of the building to fight the fire on the roof and top floor.
Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus battled the flames on the third floor with hose reel jets, while a further two searched the rest of the building.
Fire crews from Eastern station, Wigston and Southern station were at the scene following an initial report of smoke coming from the building.
Investigations are currently being carried out to determine the cause of the blaze.
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Leicestershire Fire and Rescue has confirmed that the fire was put out and that hotspots have now been dampened.
The derelict estate used to provide accommodation to NHS staff before University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust decided it could not afford to upgrade them to modern standards and moved people out in 2019.