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100 firefighters race to huge metal fire at industrial estate in Nottingham

Over 100 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze that broke out at an industrial estate in Nottingham this evening.

Residents are being urged to stay away amid reports of 'explosions' at the site in the Dunkirk area of the city centre.

Dramatic images show clouds of fiery smoke rising up into the sky, emanating an orange glow. 

Fire crews have been at the scene for hours but their presence has been stepped up as the blaze spreads.

Over 100 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze that broke out at an industrial estate in Nottingham this evening

Residents are being urged to stay away amid reports of 'explosions' at the site west of the city centre

According to the Nottingham Post, it is the third time in a year that firefighters have been called to the same industrial area. 

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson reported that over 100 firefighters were attending the 'significant metal fire' on Harrimans Lane.

In an update tweeted at 11pm they added: 'Crews and our multi-agency partners will continue working throughout the night to tackle the significant incident on Harrimans Lane.

'Due to the large amount of smoke and strong winds we remind residents to stay clear of the area and close their windows and doors.'

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson reported that over 100 firefighters were attending the 'significant metal fire' on Harrimans Lane

'Due to the large amount of smoke and strong winds we remind residents to stay clear of the area and close their windows and doors,' they added

Sergeant Andy Wright, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: 'We received a report of a large-scale fire in Harrimans Lane, Dunkirk, at around 7.35pm this evening (27 November).

'We are currently at the scene assisting Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service with road closures while they attend the fire.

'We have closed Redfield Road, which leads onto the industrial estate and would advise people to please avoid the area as the fire service continues to tackle the blaze.

'We would ask anyone with any information about the incident to please contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 663 of 27 November 2021.'

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