The incident was reported on Thursday 30 June 2022.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said:
‘At 1800 last night ( 30 June ) our emergency fire control received a 999 call reporting a garden fire spreading to a house off Melbourne Road Stapleford.
‘This was the first of nine emergency calls received from the public.
‘In 1 minute and 6 seconds they mobilised a fire crew from Stapleford Fire Station and Ilkeston Community Fire Station.’
‘We also started receiving messages showing us a smoke plume, which could be seen as far away as Risley, Ilkeston, Beeston and Wollaton.’
‘Arriving 4 minutes later, we were faced with a serious fire which we believed had spread to the house and was threatening neighbouring properties.’
‘Two further fire engines from Highfields Fire Station and Long Eaton Fire Station , a duty station manager and police were requested to attend. We were also supported by the police drone.’
‘Before our arrival the the community had formed a chain of people and were valiantly and bravely attacking the fire with buckets of water.’
‘We quickly deployed two firefighters in protective breathing apparatus using high pressure hose reels, to stop the fire spreading.
‘Due to the severity of the blaze, three main firefighting jets were required and more firefighters in BA were deployed.
‘This meant we were able to use much larger amounts of water. In total 19 thousand litres, were used during the 6 hour incident. ￼ ￼
‘We will be back in this area over the coming days, and will be on hand to speak to you about staying safe in your home.
‘We wanted to thank, our control room staff, our crews, the police and the community who came together and helped us to resolve this incident. Your support was fantastic and we appreciate you massively!
‘No further details will be made available about this incident.’ ￼