Firefighters continue to tackle Harrimans Lane blaze

07/05/2021

Firefighters remain on scene tackling the large fire at an industrial unit on Harrimans Lane.

The fire began yesterday (Thursday 6 May) after receiving a call at 5:20pm with reports of a large smoke plume. The smoke plume could be seen from a distance away.

Around 100 Firefighters were on scene including crews assisting from Derbyshire and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service. The Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) and High Volume Pump (HVP) were also in attendance.

Crews have been working tirelessly throughout the night to control the fire.

Group Manager and Incident Commander Phil Revill said: “Currently at the scene we have six appliances as well as the ALP and HVP. We are working with the on-site owners to separate the pile of scrap to extinguish it.

“We will be working with our Fire Investigation team today to try and determine the cause of the fire.

“There is still a large pile of scrap on fire, so we urge the public to continue to keep their windows and doors closed if they are in direction of the smoke plume and if they are suffering any ill health affects to ring 111 to seek advice.”

This incident has seen us work closely with our multi-agency partners including Nottinghamshire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Network Rail, Canal & River Trust and Public Health England.

A Public Health England spokesperson said: “Residents in areas affected by the smoke should stay indoors, keep their doors and windows closed, and tune in to the local radio station for advice and information.

"So far, there have been no reports of any people experiencing ill effects from this fire. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is on-site dealing with the fire and the other agencies involved will continue to monitor the situation and issue advice to the public, businesses and organisations affected as necessary.”

A special thank you to our partners and neighbouring Fire and Rescue Services who helped deal with this incident.

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