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Fire Service thanks communities following huge fire on Forest Road, Mansfield

Posted on 23 March 2023

On Saturday 18 March, Joint Fire Control received calls at 3:44pm to an industrial site on Forest Road in Mansfield.

The work by firefighters successfully prevented fire spread to nearby homes and the potential of power outage for residents. However, the impact for residents over the last few days has been undeniable.

Area Manager Damien West said: “We would like to express a huge thank you to our communities in Mansfield for their understanding and support since the fire broke out on Saturday afternoon.

“This was a very challenging incident from the outset, and we know that it had a significant impact on the local community. Without your cooperation the impact could have been much more significant. Over the coming days and weeks, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be engaging with nearby businesses and local residents, offering fire safety advice and fitting smoke alarms where necessary.

"At the height of the incident, with over 100 firefighters on scene, everyone on the incident ground was actively involved in firefighting operations to prevent the fire spreading to nearby domestic premises. 

“The hard work, professionalism, and commitment from everyone on the fire ground was excellent to witness; as was the great partnership working with police colleagues and other agencies; particularly Severn Trent with their supply of water to the fire ground later in the incident, and excellent work with our Derbyshire colleagues.  The coordination and support of this incident by our Joint Fire Control colleagues, whilst continuing to manage fire cover across the rest of the county, was a huge task that was expertly handled.

"I would like to thank everyone who was involved in this incident, including those who came back to work from being off-duty to attend and support. This was a real demonstration of what we are about as a Service; working together and with partners, being super professional and genuinely putting communities (and the impact on them) at the heart of what we are doing. Thank you.”

photo of a burnt building with orange glow from a fire.