On the 6 July 2020 at 00:35, crews from
Mansfield, Ashfield, Blidworth, Hucknall and Stapleford attended a house fire
at Clayworth Court, Mansfield.
Once crews had arrived, three houses were
Ladders were used to gain access to the
properties. Crews also used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and main jets,
as well as an Aerial Ladder Platform from London Road and a Welfare Unit. Nottinghamshire Police
and East Midlands Ambulance Service were in attendance.
Later that same day, a joint Fire
Investigation was carried out between Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
(NFRS) and Nottinghamshire Police, with assistance from the Regional
Hydrocarbon Detection Dog.
The cause of the fire has been identified
as discarded smoking materials in the rear of the garden of a property.
NFRS want to issue a safety message on the
back of this incident, highlighting how important it is to dispose of
Fire Investigator Lucie Poxon, from the Arson
Reduction Investigation Team at NFRS, said: “When smoking outside, always ensure that
cigarettes are not disposed of near combustible items such as rubbish,
cardboard, vegetation, leaves or dried grass, and that cigarettes are fully
extinguished before placing in any ashtray, bin or other waste receptacle.”
is also a fire risk to smoke indoors. If you do smoke indoors, ensure cigarettes
are put out right and disposed of properly, never smoke in bed and always empty
Our website can give you more
information on safety in your home.