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Chapman Taylor's Bath shopping centre is hit by fire

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A fire has ripped through Chapman Taylor Architects’ unfinished £360 million Southgate shopping centre in Bath.

Witnesses reported seeing flames soaring 16m into the sky just after 5pm yesterday evening (23 September) as well as hearing a series of explosions, thought to be gas blasts.

The inferno caused two streets to be evacuated, while nine streets were later closed as fire crews attempted to douse the flames.

Despite the fire the developer behind the project, Multi, hoped to be back on site in just two days.

Although the exact cause of the blaze has yet to be confirmed, a spokesman for Multi said: ‘It is believed the fire was due to a failure of an asphalt heater, which leaked hot asphalt, causing gas bottles to explode.’

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