Factory fire leads to evacuation

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a paint factory in Bulwell on the Coventry Road in Nottingham. The fire began at 11:35 and the surrounding area has been evacuated.

Fire service say Bulwell fire was 'accidental'

The fire service believe a fire started at Bulwell in Nottingham this morning was accidental.

Around 30 fire fighters were called to a paint and pallet factory which was on fire. A 200 metre cordon was set up around the factory because a cylinder was inside the building. It has now been reopened although three fire engines are still there.

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Exclusion zone still in place around Nottingham fire

An exclusion zone is still in place as a result of the fire at a paint factory in Bulwell, Nottingham.

Exclusion zone is in place Credit: ITV News Central

A man who came to use the nearby Bulwell Riverside leisure centre has parked on a street inside the zone and has been waiting since midday to get to his car.

Exclusion zone is in place Credit: ITV News Central

Residents whose homes are within the zone are also not being allowed in.

Fire has caused a 200metre hazard zone Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham trams replaced by buses during fire

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Due to a lineside fire we are unable to run trams between Highbury Vale and Bulwell. A Bulwell - Hucknall shuttle is running.

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Replacement buses currently being arranged between Wilkinson St and Bulwell. Phoenix park line is not affected and running as normal.

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Replacement buses are still operating between Phoenix Park and Bulwell where trams continue to Hucknall due to a fire close to the line.

Factory fire shuts down tram & train lines in Nottingham

Map showing the location of the fire at a pallet and paint factory in Bulwell. Credit: ITV News Central

A fire at a paint and pallet factory in Bulwell in Nottingham has closed tram and tram lines next to the blaze.

The fire at a unit on Coventry Road broke out at around 11:30am, and more than 30 fire fighters are continuing to tackle the flames.

Surrounding homes have been evacuated because of the risk gas cylinders at the factory could explode.

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Evacuation is a 'precaution', say Nottinghamshire Fire

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Station Manager Richard Ellis, Hazardous Materials Officer: “We’d ask people who haven’t been evacuated to keep doors and windows closed."

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Stn Mgr Richard Ellis: "Its a precaution because we’re dealing with a deep-seated fire & an acetylene cylinder is involved." #Bulwell #fire

Fire at factory in Bulwell, Nottingham - area cleared

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a paint factory in Bulwell on the Coventry Road in Nottingham. The fire began at 11:35 and the surrounding area has been evacuated.

There is currently a 200 metre hazard zone as firefighters are concerned about an acetylene cylinder at the site.

As a precaution, trams and trains have been stopped. There are 30 firefighters at the scene.