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Urban explorers video inside Homebase wrecked by fire

The Homebase fire
The Homebase fire

Urban explorers have found their way into a DIY store devastated by fire.

Homebase on the Quarry Wood Retail Park, Aylesford, was severely
damaged by fire almost a month ago, but now viewers on YouTube can
see inside the charred shell of the building.

Kent Urbex's video, which was filmed at dusk, shows the wreckage of the building, and some of the familiar products which would have been for sale on the day it went up in smoke.

A striking image shows the camera looking through the crumpled
corrugated iron roof and looking out over the scene of devastation
behind it.

It also shows the staff office, which is remarkably unscathed by
the fire, which at its height was fought by 90 firefighters and
temperatures inside reached 600 degrees.

Homebase have pledged to rebuild and re-open on the same site,
while neighbouring Carpetright, which was also damaged, has
reopened in an empty unit nearby.

Police are still investigating the fire and the possibility that
a fire at nearby B&Q in Larkfield on the same day is

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