Ashfield crews help tackle huge university fire

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Fire crews from Ashfield have been helping tackle the huge blaze that has destroyed a university building in Nottingham overnight.

The crews were called out at around 2.30am to help relieve firefighters that had been tackling the blaze at the new chemistry building at the University of Nottingham for hours.

The multi-million pound building went up in flames at around 8.30pm last night, Friday 12th September, and could be seen for miles around.

Up to 60 firefighters descended on the site to tackle the blaze, which completely destroyed the building.

An aerial ladder platform from Mansfield was used, and crews from Ashfield helped in the aftermath.

One firefighter from Ashfield, who was there for more than seven hours, said: “When we got there everything had gone, it was a matter of damping it down, but it was a real mess.”