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8 February 2014, 12:21 | Updated: 8 February 2014, 12:22
Fire crews have been fighting a fire at the old Town Hall building in Bedford this morning.
Emergency services were called to the abandoned building in St Paul's Square after a call from a member of the public at 3.04am. It's believed the fire started on the second floor of the six-storey office block.
The 1960's concrete eyesore is part of the town centre redevelopment - and was waiting to be demolished.
A spokesman for Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue says 6 fire engines including the aerial platform ladder are at the scene and fire crews are likely to remain in place through the afternoon.
(pictures from @BedsFire)