Blaze at Elkesly wood recycling yard “scaling down”

A huge fire at what is thought to be a wood recycling yard in Elkesly has been brought under control.

By Ben McVay
Saturday, 12th June 2021, 1:09 pm
The fire-ravaged building
The fire-ravaged building

Firefighters dashed to the scene in the early hours of this morning as thick, black smoke poured from a large building.

At one stage ten fire engines were at the scene along with a water carrier used to help douse the flames.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service were assisted by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, a Nottinghamshire Police drone and Western Power Distribution.

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Thick black smoke bellows from the Elkesly structure

However the fire service say the incident is now “scaling down” and a fire Investigation will follow.

Damien West, of Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, tweeted photos showing the now charred and gutted structure.

He wrote: “Just left this incident. Amazed by the hard work of crews and on-site workers to stop this being a much bigger incident.

“Thanks to @DerbyshireFRS, @SYFR and @nottspolice for their support!”