Large scale fire on Station Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield

07/02/2020

​Crews were called out at 5:26am to a large scale fire on Station Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield whilst residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed.

12 fire engines, two ALPs (Aerial Ladder Platform), two water carriers and one welfare unit were in attendance. Crews from Ashfield, Arnold, Alfreton, Blidworth, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Eastwood, Edwinstowe, London Road, Worksop, Ripley, Stockhill, Staveley and Warsop were utilised to the fire.

At around 10am the fire was scaling down and crews began to be released from the incident. The ALP remained on scene to confirm the fire was out by removing sections of the roof.

Crews from Ashfield Fire Station now remain on scene and a fire investigation is currently being carried out. During the incident, the joint Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service drone was used to aid incident commanders in their situational awareness by using thermal imaging.

Corporate Support Area Manager, Bryn Coleman said: " The fire started in an external storage unit and transferred into the store. We committed firefighters really early and stopped the fire spreading throughout the industrial unit.

"They went into the building with breathing apparatus and were using jets to stop the fire spreading. It was a really good effort from all of the crews who attended and I want to say thank you for their hard work and dedication."

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