Electrical fault deemed most likely cause following Elkesley fire

14/06/2021

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have been in attendance at a fire at a wood processing facility over the weekend following a call just after 5:45am on Saturday 12 June.

We had a large number of crews at the scene in Elkesley including additional resources from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services.

Area Manager Damien West said: “Yet again I was incredibly proud of the hard work and professionalism of everyone at the incident.

“The initial actions on scene prevented the fire from spreading into a much bigger incident. The local crews knew the site, we had Site Specific Risk Information available and this enabled an early, positive request for additional resources. This, along with some critical, early tactical decisions in the incident plan, definitely meant we were able to deal with the incident more effectively. This limited both the impact on the business and also on the time we were committed to the incident. 

“I want to thank everyone involved with the incident including the on-site workers, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services and Nottinghamshire Police for their support.”

Following the Fire Investigation it was highlighted that the most likely cause was an electrical fault. 

Crews left the scene later on Saturday evening, with reinspections being carried out over the rest of the weekend.

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