Road in Northampton closed to allow for investigation into cause of fire in basement

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A road in Northampton was sealed off to the public today (Monday) as part of the investigation into a fire in the basement of a building during the weekend.

Police officers sealed off part of Lower Hester Street this afternoon as part of a joint investigation with Northants Fire & Rescue service.

Local residents reported seeing a white forensic tent in the street.

A police spokesman said nobody was injured in the fire. The road has now reopened. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.