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Nottinghamshire County Council release further statement on today's fire at County Hall

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Nottinghamshire County Council has released further detail on the fire that broke out at its headquarters today.

Anthony May, Nottinghamshire County Council’s chief executive, said: “Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue is currently dealing with a fire at County Hall in West Bridgford.

“The fire alarm sounded at 11.35am and we followed our fire evacuation procedures. Fire wardens cleared the building and the fire service is now managing the incident.

The scene following a fire at Nottinghamshire County Hall. (58299802)
The scene following a fire at Nottinghamshire County Hall. (58299802)

“The safety of our staff is our priority and the arrangements are in place to ensure that they can get home safely.

“We are also working hard to make sure that we can operate our services as normal.

“We would like to thank the fire and rescue service for its swift response and our staff for their quick evacuation.

“We will keep you updated on the situation as it develops. Staff and the public should check our social media channels for further updates.”

Police and the Fire Service are requesting people stay away from the immediate area.

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