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Leicester paper factory blaze 'started accidentally'

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Image caption More than 50 firefighters battled to control the blaze at the Leicester factory

A fire at a Leicestershire paper factory that burned for almost 12 hours started accidentally, fire crews have said.

Investigators said the fire at the paper processing plant in Hilltop Road,, Leicester, began in a machine used to dry paper.

More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze from 20:30 BST on Sunday night and remained at the scene until Monday afternoon.

Nobody was hurt in the fire.

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