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Fire Update: Two schools closed as firefighters bring blaze under control

The incident was reported at 1:30 am on Thursday 16 September.

Update 7am
During the night 12 fire engines were on scene at the height of the incident.  Eight now remain on site which includes one fire engine from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue. 

People in the local area are urged to keep their windows and doors closed.

Firefighters have been able to move hose reels which has meant the A52 has been able to reopen.  Motorists travelling through the local area should also have their windows closed.

Group Manager and Incident Commander Andy Macey said:

“We are now bringing the fire under control but we expect to be here a bit longer yet due to the size of the building and the fire.

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“We assessed the building as being potentially unstable so our firefighters have been tackling the blaze from the outside to ensure their safety.

“We will turn our intentions to investigating what caused this later on today.”

Two local schools have been closed and are informing parents of this.  These are the Foxwood Academy and the Bramcote Hills Primary School.

Original release

We are currently at the scene of a fire in a old disused school building behind the leisure centre in Derby Road, Bramcote.

The fire was reported to us at around 1.30am this morning (16 September) and we have eight fire engines at the scene.
Firefighters are now trying to bring the fire under control.
A road closure is in place on the A52 in both directions.

Update 06:15 am from Notts Fire:

The A52 is open, although there are crews working in the bus lane on the Nottingham Bound carriageway.

Ilkeston Road at Bramcote is closed between Sherwin Island and Stanley drive. Please avoid this route or expect some delays.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

‘We are currently at the scene of a fire in a large disused building in Derby Road, Bramcote.

‘The fire was reported to us at around 1.30am this morning (16 September) and we have eight fire engines at the scene.
‘Firefighters are now trying to bring the fire under control.
‘A road closure is in place on the A52 in both directions.’

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