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Firefighters bring Bilborough factory fire under control

Firefighters say the operation to bring a fire at a disused factory under control at Bilborough in Nottingham is being scaled back.

At its height eight fire engines were needed to tackle the blaze, but that has now been brought down to two.

Fire crews tackle major blaze at disused warehouse

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a disused warehouse at Bilborough in Nottingham.

Crews were called to the site on Wigman Road shortly after 10:00pm. Eight fire engines are being used to bring the flames under control, at the building which was in the process of being demolished.

Residents are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed while crews work to put the fire out.


Fire crews deal with litres of acid spilt in warehouse

Fire crews have been dealing with an acid spill at a warehouse in Nottinghamshire overnight.

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue service tweeted at 22:44 on Wednesday that 25 litres of acid were involved at the business in the Ashfield District.

Chemical suits, absorbent granules & protective mats were used to tackle the spill/ There are no reports of any injuries.

15 firefighters remain at scene of church fire

15 firefighters are currently at the scene of a church fire in Eastwood in Nottinghamshire.

Fire crews were called to the blaze at around 1:50am. At its height 25 firefighters tackled the fire.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service say the building has suffered severe damage.

The fire is now being scaled down.

A joint investigation by the fire service and police will take place shortly to establish the cause of the fire.


Firefighters at scene of church fire in Eastwood

Fire service recruiting back-up staff during strikes

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue are recruiting members of the public to provide support during the national fire strikes.

As part of their contingency plans, the service is looking for drivers, pump operators and Fire & Rescue Operatives.

Jobs available during fire strikes Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive

Firefighters have held four strikes since September in an on-going row over pay and conditions.

Successful candidates will get paid £10 per hour whilst being trained and £150 for a 12 hour shift.

For more information visit the Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue website.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to recruit contingency crews

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has confirmed it will recruit contingency fire crews as a result of the possibility of ongoing industrial action.

The county's Fire Authority made the decision at a meeting last week. The recruitment advert will go on the Service's website on Monday.

"The Service has been able to provide acceptable levels of fire cover utilising existing firefighters who are not taking part in the industrial action; however, this is difficult to sustain for long periods of time and the possibility of this dispute continuing means we must make alternative arrangements to support our efforts.

“This dispute over pensions is between Government and the Fire Brigades Union and we hope that negotiations can take place to bring this to an end as soon as possible."

– Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Buckley, Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

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.

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