Roads re-open in Forest Town after barn blaze

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The roads around Forest Town closed because of the barn blaze this morning have finally re-opened.

Clipstone Road East and Crown Farm Way were shut for around seven hours this morning as firefighters battled the major incident on Newlands Farm.

Numerous fire crews were called to the scene at around 6.30am, and because of potentially-explosive gas canisters within the single-storey building, along with ‘high-hazard asbestos’, nearby residents were reminded to keep windows and doors closed.

The roads were eventually opened at 1.30pm.