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Nearly 100 firefighters have been called for intervention on Harrimans Lane, Dunkirk, Nottingham on Saturday night after a fire started around 7.20pm according to local reports. Footage from the scene shows an enormous blaze turning the evening darkness into a red apocalyptic sight.
A Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) spokesman said: “Over 100 firefighters continue to tackle a significant metal fire on Harrimans Ln.
“Please stay out of the area and be aware of a large number of vehicles travelling to the incident.
“If you live nearby, keep your windows and doors closed.”
Nottinghamshire Live reports that it’s already the third time in a year firefighters have been called to the same industrial area.
Two aerial ladder platforms, a high volume pump, and a welfare unit are in attendance.
Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: “Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with a large fire in the Lenton area of Nottingham.
“Please be patient whilst crews deal with the incident.”
Firefighting crews from West Bridgford, Highfields, London Road, Stockhill, Stapleford, Long Eaton, Carlton, Arnold, Ascot Drive, Ashfield, East Leake, Castle Donington, Bingham, Collingham, Mansfield and Ilkeston were all deployed on Harrimans Lane.
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As of 11pm, three hours after they first arrived on the scene, the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service stated that their teams were still working.
They tweeted: “Crews and our multi-agency partners will continue working throughout the night to tackle the significant incident on Harrimans Ln.”
The fire service has advised residents to keep windows and doors firmly shut.
They said: “Due to the large amount of smoke and strong winds we remind residents to stay clear of the area and close their windows and doors.”
In May 2021, the same industrial unit experienced the same kind of fire which required the intervention of 100 firefighters.
The fire started around 5.20pm and required crews to work all night to control it.
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Damien West, Head of Corporate Support for Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service said at the time: “An evening of incredibly hard work for
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service crews.
“Amazing teamwork from all agencies to get on top of this fire with no casualties reported.
“We’ll be there overnight and thank everyone for their patience while we deal with the incident.”
Phil Revil, the incident commander and group manager said a few days after the blast: “The site was working when the fire was observed, there’s nothing to suggest it was malicious but we will be working today with our fire investigation team to try and identify the exact cause.”