Nottingham station fire East Midlands Trains halted as crews tackle major blaze

Nottingham station fire East Midlands Trains halted as crews tackle major blaze

Nottingham station was evacuated on Friday morning after a large fire broke out and spread to the roof.

Fifty firefighters were tackling the blaze, which broke out in the main concourse of the station.

The scene was evacuated and no casualties were reported, a spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said.

The incident has caused delays across the local transport network. Trains will not be stopping until further notice, a spokesman for East Midlands Trains said.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service sent 10 appliances and around 50 firefighters to the scene.

Video posted on social media showed smoke billowing from a building in the early hours.

Black smoke is pouring out the station… don’t see this opening again anytime soon.

At just after 8am, the fire service wrote on Twitter The Nottingham train station fire is still ongoing and were likely to be here for some time. Crews currently working hard to deal with the incident – updates to follow.

There are now 10 fire engines in attendance, approximately 50 firefighters fighting the fire.

It added This is a fully developed fire in the main concourse of the station – which has spread to the roof.

Crews are currently working to stop the fire from spreading, thank you for your patience whilst we work to keep everyone safe!

East Midlands Trains said Please do not travel to Nottingham station this morning as trains will be unable to run and we are unable to provide road support to/from the station.

A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said there were no reported casualties.

We are aware of the incident and, at the minute, there are no reported casualties, she said.

We have a clinical manager and specialist paramedics at the scene.

Nottinghamshire Police said surrounding roads are closed.

The force tweeted Station Street, Carrington Street and Queen’s Road have been closed. Transport in the area will be severely disrupted.

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said Emergency services have been called to Nottingham station to deal with a fire.

The station has been evacuated and there have been no reports of any injuries to customers or staff.

We will continue to assist the emergency services in any way that we can. No trains will be stopping at the station until further notice.

Our current advice to customers is not to travel to or from Nottingham station this morning. Passengers are advised to check www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk for the latest travel information.

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