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Live updates: 50 firefighters at huge industrial fire in Mansfield – homes evacuated and roads closed

The blaze is at Savanna Rags industrial premises on Forest Road.

Updates to follow…


Notts Police 12:22 pm

‘Residents are still unable return to their homes. This is likely to be for a number of hours while inquiries are made to make sure it’s safe.

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, in Jubilee Way South, is open to anyone affected.’

•  Read full police update: Mansfield Fire: Residents still unable to return to homes as incident ongoing

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Notts Fire 9:45 am

‘The electricity supply to local properties has been restored. Forest Road and Sandhurst Avenue remain closed, and Nottingham Road has been opened in one direction heading out of Mansfield.’


Notts FireSunday 19 March

‘Seven crews plus an aerial ladder platform remain on scene at the industrial fire in Mansfield on Forest Road.

‘Road closures, power cuts to local properties, and evacuation of the surrounding houses remain in place for the time being and we ask people to stay away from the area.

‘We continue to work hard to resolve this incident and thank the local residents for their patience and understanding.’

Also see:   •  Pictures: Fire service provide morning update – images show extent of huge Mansfield blaze


 

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service officer-in-charge has given a video update from the scene.

•  Mansfield fire: Update from Nottinghamshire Fire Service officer in charge Damien West


 

Notts Fire 8pm

’16 crews from across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire continue to tackle the fire on Forest Street Mansfield.

‘We are going to be here for some considerable time still – we thank the public for their patience.’


 

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Nottinghamshire Police issued a statement as the evacuation centre is open from 7 pm at The Oak Tree Leisure Centre, in Jubilee Way South.

•   Read full police statement here


 

National Grid – 6:23 pm

197 properties without power ref Notts Fire

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Notts Fire 6:20 pm

‘To enable us to tackle the incident on forest road safely we have had to isolate the local electrics.

‘Parts of Forest Road, Sandhurst Avenue, Bessemer drive and Nottingham Road are without power.

‘Electricity will be restored as soon as it is safe to do so.’

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AA Roadwatch

Road closed and queueing traffic due to building fire on A60 Nottingham Road both ways from Berry Hill Lane to Stella Street. Congestion to Forest Road.


@westbridgfordwirenews Saturday 18 March – Mansfield . The blaze is at Savanna Rags industrial premises on Forest Road. . Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said at 4:09 pm on Saturday 18 March: ‘We are currently in attendance at an industrial fire on Forest Road Mansfield. Please avoid the area and if affected by the smoke close doors and windows. ‘Approximately 50 firefighters are on scene, we have received a large number of calls since this incident which started at 3:44pm. ‘Currently we have crews from Mansfield, Ashfield, Blidworth, Edwinstowe, Hucknall, Arnold, Warsop, Shirebrook, Maltby, Kibworth, Stapleford, Chesterfield, Worksop and Highfields in attendance at Forest Road. Please avoid the area.’ . Video with permission from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service . Live updates at the link in our bio #mansfield #bbcnews #notts #nottinghamshire #nottingham #fire #firefighter #firefighters #ukfire #ukfirefighters #fyp #foryoupage ♬ original sound – West Bridgford Wire News


Notts Fire 5:36 pm

‘Crews continue to work hard to contain the fire on forest road Mansfield. Please avoid the area.’


 

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said at 4:09 pm on Saturday 18 March:

‘We are currently in attendance at an industrial fire on Forest Road Mansfield. Please avoid the area and if affected by the smoke close doors and windows.

‘Approximately 50 firefighters are on scene, we have received a large number of calls since this incident which started at 3:44pm.

‘Currently we have crews from Mansfield, Ashfield, Blidworth, Edwinstowe, Hucknall, Arnold, Warsop, Shirebrook, Maltby, Kibworth, Stapleford, Chesterfield, Worksop and Highfields in attendance at Forest Road. Please avoid the area.’


Nottinghamshire Police said:

‘Police officers remain at the scene of this fire and are assisting with the evacuation of nearby properties and road closures. A rest centre is on standby for evacuated residents if the incident becomes prolonged.’

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