Multiple fire crews are at the scene of a large blaze in Nottingham on Easter Friday morning. Firefighters from London Road, Carlton, Arnold, Highfields and Edwinstowe stations are at the scene of the fire in Colwick.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service says 20 tonnes of rubbish is on fire at the Biffa waste centre on the Colwick industrial estate. Crews were called out at around 8.35am this morning (Friday April 15).
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In a tweet the service said: “08:36 crews from #Stn03LondonRoad, #Stn27Carlton, #Stn26Arnold, #Stn29Highfields, #Stn06Edwinstowe are in attendance at Biffa waste in Colwick. 20 tonnes of waste is on fire and 1 jet is in use.”
And in a statement the service added: “We are currently in attendance at a waste fire on Private Road, Colwick, where 20 tonnes of waste paper is on fire. Crews from Carlton, London Road, Arnold, Highfields and Edwinstowe, including the Aerial Ladder Platform, are working to extinguish the fire.”
Residents are urged to avoid the area and to keep their doors and windows closed, the fire service said.
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