Ian O'Donovan, of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
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Northampton Red Hot Buffet destroyed by overnight fire

Fire crews were still tackling flames at what remains of a Northampton restaurant 12 hours after fire broke out.

A joint police and fire service investigation is under way after the destroyed the Red Hot Buffet and Bar on Wednesday night.

A nearby cinema was evacuated and roads closed as a result of the fire - described as "major" by fire officers.

Ian O'Donovan, of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, said the 11 staff in the building were evacuated quickly.