Eastwood fire crews among 60 firefighters tackling huge blaze at Notts building thought to contain asbestos

Firefighters from Eastwood joined several crews from across the county in tackling a major fire in Bulwell yesterday (January 4).

By Lucy Roberts
Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 2:59 pm
Eastwood fire crews attended a large fire in Bulwell yesterday afternoon.
Eastwood fire crews attended a large fire in Bulwell yesterday afternoon.

At its height, 60 firefighters were on scene fighting the flames.

The blaze broke out just before 12noon on Thames Street in Bulwell and neighbouring residents affected by the smoke were immediately asked to keep their doors and windows closed amid fears the building could contain asbestos.

Initially, crews from Stockhill, Arnold, Eastwood, Ilkeston and London Road, including anALP (aerial ladder platform), attended the scene.

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They were later joined by the crew from Hucknall, along with crews from Mansfield, Edwinstowe, Belper and an additional Stockhill crew to help bring the blaze under control.

At 2pm, Nottinghamshire Fire Service (@nottsfire) tweeted: “We remain on scene at the fire on Thames Street Bulwell and will be there for some time.

"Please avoid the area and we ask local residents to close doors and windows due to a small asbestos risk in the smoke, we are continuing to work hard to resolve this incident and have put measures in place to contain as much asbestos as possible.

An hour later, it tweeted: “We have begun to reduce our presence at the incident on Thames Street Bulwell.

"Two crews will remain to damp down for the next couple of hours.”