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Blidworth farm blaze declared major incident

A significant fire on a farm in Blidworth has been declared a major incident.

Update 6.15pm: Earlier we assisted our fire service colleagues in the evacuation of local residents as a precaution due to this incident. Crews are still tackling the blaze and road closures remain in place. However residents are now being allowed to return home.

Local residents are being evacuated by authorities as the forest fire continues.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

‘We received a call at 1.35pm today (19 July 2022) to reports of a fire in the open.

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‘Currently, we have 15 crews in attendance at this incident from around the county including support from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

‘We are advising the public to avoid the area and if affected by the smoke to close their doors and windows.’

More: Fifteen fire crews deal with grass fire in Nottinghamshire – road closed

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