Mansfield fire - What we know so far

Following the outbreak of a fire at a derelict warehouse on Victoria Street, Mansfield, here is a list of what we know so far:

- There was a fire at a derelict factory on Victoria Street, Mansfield.

Victoria Street fire.

Victoria Street fire.

- The fire broke out at approximately 7:15last night (July 31).

- Six pumps and two aerial units were deployed to the scene alongside more than a dozen firefighters from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Services.

- The fire was contained by the fire service at approximately 11:30pm last night, with officers remaining at the scene through until this morning.

- The fire is being treated as suspicious.

- Five residential properties were evacuated, with two provided temporary accommodation and three staying with friends or family.

- Some businesses operating on Victoria Street have been unable to open due to the police cordon.

- Superbowl provided evacuation facilities for residents in the area, offering refreshments and safety.

- Salvation Army are open today to provide residents with support and refreshments.

- Crime scene investigators are on site, alongside fire dogs, to evaluate the derelict site and look for leads to its origin.

- A police cordon has been moved closer to the derelict site, allowing residents who were evacuated back into their homes.

- The derelict building was originally called Portland Cotton and Cornmill, and was opened in 1839 by Mary Cash and family.

- It has since been home to businesses including Whiteleys Radio, Co-Op and Bombardier.

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