Blidworth fire declared major incident
Posted by Jacob Collier on 19 July 2022
The site has now been handed over to the landowner. A fire investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the fire.
Update - 6:45PM: Local residents are now being allowed to return home.
Due to the direction of the wind changing the fire is now blowing towards main roads. Fire stops have been put in place in case the wind changes again.
Please continue to avoid the area as we tackle this fire.
A significant fire on a farm in Blidworth has been declared a major incident.
We received a call at 1.35pm today (19 July 2022) to reports of a fire in the open.
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.
We thank the public for their cooperation in this difficult situation as we work to resolve the incident.
We urge people to continue to take caution during these conditions and stay safe when outdoors.