70 caravans and motor homes destroyed by fire at storage site

Emergency services have been tackling a fire at a caravan storage site in Nottinghamshire.

The incident was reported around 2am, on Tuesday, April 30.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said as many as 70 caravans, motor homes and horses boxes were destroyed by the flames, with a further 50 caravans damaged by the heat.

Six Nottinghamshire fire crews attended the scene for around five hours.The incident happened at a site off the A614 in Blidworth, between Haywood Oaks and Baulker Lane.

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Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue tweeted: "Caravan fire, 1.55. Crews from Mansfield, Ashfield, Blidworth, Edwinstowe, Stockhill and Arnold are in attendance at several caravans located off the A614 in Blidworth.

"Crews are using two jets and four hose reels. Crews will be at the incident for some time."

A spokeswoman for Notts fire later confirmed that the fire was at a caravan storage site and crews were "damping down" at 6am.

They left the scene shortly before 7am and no injuries reported.

Notts fire later tweeted: "Blidworth Caravan Fire update, 4.43am. Approx 70 caravans, motor homes and horse box destroyed by fire a further 50 caravans heat damaged.

"3 jets 4 hose reel jets and homatro used. Further inspection to be carried out at 10.00 am today."