Blaze at railway sleeper firm

Fire crews from Nottingham have been battling a large blaze at the Nottingham Sleeper Company in Elkesley, near Retford.

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Investigations launched into cause of sleeper blaze

Fire investigations officers have started searching for evidence pointing to what may have sparked a large blaze at a Nottinghamshire firm.

Around 60 firefighters battled the blaze, which started yesterday afternoon at the Nottingham Sleeper Company.

Group manager Keith Jones, from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, told ITV Central that things could have been much worse if the sleepers had been stored differently, as piles of concrete blocks had acted as a fire break.

Video shows fire raging at Nottingham sleeper firm

Around 60 firefighters were called to the Alpine Industrial Park in Elkesley, Nottinghamshire, after a large number railway sleepers went up in flames.

Crews from across the county as well as Derbyshire and South Yorkshire were called in to help tackle the fire, at the Nottingham Sleeper Company.

Investigations are ongoing into the cause of the blaze.

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