Saturday 23 October 2021
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Statements from police and fire service as road remains closed after huge fire in Notts

In the early hours of this morning (Sunday 22 August 2021), crews were mobilised to a fire in an industrial unit on Stapleford Road, Trowell.

NFRS Group Manager Andy Macey said:

‘At the height of the incident we had 12 fire engines in attendance as well as two Aerial Ladder Platforms (ALP), a water bowser and a High Volume Pump (HVP).

‘We were supported at the incident by Derbyshire and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service. We also worked with partner agencies on site including Public Health England, Severn Trent Water and the Environmental Agency.’

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“We have been at the incident on Stapleford Road since the early hours of the morning.

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“We currently have three fire engines left on scene alongside the ALP and HVP.

“I want to thank everyone on scene for their hard work this morning, and a big thank you to Derbyshire and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Services for their assistance and support.

“Stapleford Road will remain closed in both directions so we ask people to stay away from the area.”

Police have closed off a road while fire crews tackle a large blaze at an industrial unit.

‘Officers were called to assist fire colleagues at the scene of the fire in Stapleford Road, Trowell, just before 1.20am today (Sunday 22 August 2021).

Inspector Kylie Davies, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Stapleford Road has been closed at its junctions with Trowell Park Drive and Derbyshire Avenue and we’d ask people to avoid the area if possible.

“If you are in the local area and can see and smell smoke please ensure your windows and doors are kept shut while fire crews work hard on scene to dampen down the fire.”