Huge fire on Nottinghamshire industrial estate

The fire as seen from Cotgrave

A huge fire on a Nottinghamshire industrial estate sent dark clouds of smoke cascading hundreds of feet into the air yesterday afternoon – with 90 firefighters working through the night to dampen down the blaze.

Explosions were heard at Langar Industrial Estate, near the popular Unicorns Head pub in the village.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement: “We have 15 crews currently in attendance at a large fire at Langar Airfield Industrial estate.

“Please keep your windows and doors closed if you live within the area as we work hard to extinguish the fire.

“We were called at 2:43pm following reports of a fire. Crews from Newark, Melton Mowbray, London Road, Highfields, East Leake, Stockhill, Southwell, Bingham along with three water carriers from Worksop, Loughborough and Clay Cross are currently in attendance.

“We are currently working hard to extinguish the fire.

“We have crews from other Fire Services and the support of the Police assisting with the incident.”