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Updates: Fire service attend blaze at County Hall West Bridgford

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance.

Update 3:38 pm 

‘Update 3:45PM: NFRS – We are scaling down the incident as the fire is now out. We are continuing to do checks inside the County Hall to ensure there are no pockets of fire in the building, and likely to be at the scene until late evening. ‘

Fire crews are currently tackling a blaze at the home of Nottinghamshire County Council in West Bridgford.

Footage from the scene shows smoke billowing out of a window at the front of County Hall and rising up the building.

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Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene with five engines and are calling on the public to “avoid the area.”

The cause of the fire or whether anyone has been injured is not known.

Nottinghamshire County Council said: “Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance at a fire at County Hall in West Bridgford.

“We’d like to thank them for getting to the scene so quickly. We’ll keep you updated on the situation.”

The landmark headquarters, built on the banks of the River Trent in the 1930s and opened in 1946, house the council’s chamber for meetings alongside services and support offices. It is the oldest and biggest building the council owns.

A council spokesperson said: “We can confirm it’s a first-floor fire at County Hall.

“We’d like to thank the fire service for the quick response to the scene.

“The priority now is undertaking the fire investigation, any updates … will follow in due course.”

Notts Fire said:

‘We are currently in attendance at a fire at Nottinghamshire County Hall. We have five fire engines on scene.’

Please avoid the area while our crews go about their work.

‘Firefighters are dealing with a fire on the first floor of County Hall.

We ask people to avoid the area while we work to extinguish the fire.’

 

•  Pictures: Major emergency response to fire at County Hall West Bridgford

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