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Nottinghamshire Fire crews are in attendance of wild fires across the county including South Scarle and Blidworth



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Fire crews from across the district are in attendance of a wild fires as the county bakes in 40 degree heat.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have reported that they are currently also dealing with an exceptional amount of incidents around the county.

Southwell Fire Station posted an update to their facebook page earlier today about a fire that they had been called out to in the South Scarle area.

Also in attendance were crews from Collingham Fire Station, Newark Fire Station and Worksop Fire Station who have been dealing with a number of wild fires over the past couple of days.

The fire service also tweeted that they were in attendance of a significant fire in Blidworth following a call at 1.35pm reporting a fire.

Southwell fire station crews at fire in South Scarle (58089615)
Southwell fire station crews at fire in South Scarle (58089615)

Roughly 75 firefighters across fifteen crews are in attendance at this incident including support from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The crews come from; Edwinstowe, Tuxford, Blidworth, Ashfield, Stockhill, Arnold, Hucknall, Eastwood, Shirebrook, Ilkeston, London Road, Ripley, Bolsover, Clay Cross and Warsop.

Nottinghamshire Police have also closed Blidworth Lane junction of the A614 while this incident is being dealt with.

Crews from Worksop Fire Station in attendance of a field fire (58089618)
Crews from Worksop Fire Station in attendance of a field fire (58089618)

The emergency services ask that all members of the public avoid these areas while crews deal with the incidents, encouraging everyone to be safe in the heat and if residents see smoke they should close windows and doors.

More information to follow.



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