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Accidental electrical fire destroys Nottinghamshire business

The joint investigation into a fire on Clumber Street, Mansfield is complete – with the cause of the fire being determined as accidental electrical.

Crews from Mansfield, Ashfield, Warsop, and Edwinstowe, including Mansfield’s Aerial Ladder Platform, attended to extinguish the fire from 1 am on Tuesday 6 June.

Fire engines left the scene at 2 pm today after dampening down the fire, and the roads were completely reopened. A structural engineer attended, and the scene was handed over to the Police.

Group Manager, Jonathan Holford, said: “The joint fire and police investigation has found the cause of this fire to be accidental electrical.

“In this instance, the business owner of the premises was alerted by their fire detection and warning system, and used the designated means of escape to exit the premises to safety – without either of these measures this incident could have been much worse.”

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“I’d like to urge all business owners to ensure that they have an appropriate Fire Risk Assessment in place and that they act on the findings of these assessments to ensure the ongoing safety of the public and their employees.

“Fire Risk Assessments play a key part in ensuring that business owners comply with their duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and are essential for keeping people safe.”

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