Village on brink of being engulfed by huge fire as strong winds fan flames


The raging fire sends thick plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. Emergency services that rushed to the scene are trying to extinguish the fire and protect the residential area of Blidworth

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Fire and Rescue Services across the UK are overwhelmed by multiple blazes burning grass and fields all over the country amid the scorching temperatures.

A spokesperson for the Nottinghamshire Fire Service said: “We are currently dealing with an exceptional amount of incidents around the county including a significant fire in Blidworth.

“Currently, we have 15 crews in attendance at this incident including support from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“Please avoid the area where possible.”

In a later update, the service said they have declared this a major incident.

They stated that crews from around the county continue to deal with the significant forest fire at the farm on Blidworth Lane.

Nottinghamshire Police said they have closed the Blidworth Lane junction of the A614 while the blaze is being dealt with.

The service urged residents to avoid the area.

Residents are also advised to keep their doors and windows closed so as to not be exposed to the thick smoke.

No injuries have been reported and no animals have been affected, Nottinghamshire Live reported.



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