Firefighters provide video update after large blaze in Worksop

The fire in Worksop. Picture by D Wielopolski.
The fire in Worksop. Picture by D Wielopolski.

Firefighters remain at the scene of a large blaze at a waste recycling unit in Worksop.

Crews were called to the fire on Sandy Lane Industrial Estate off Sandy Lane at 11.15pm on Saturday.

A Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) spokesperson said yesterday: "Please be aware that as part of our ongoing firefighting operation on SandyLane, there may be additional smoke in the area.

"That is why we are reminding nearby residents to keep doors and windows closed whilst we work to extinguish this fire."

On Monday, the spokesperson said: "We expect to have a presence on-site for the foreseeable future while the incident is dealt with.

"There will be a daily update on the situation issued by ourselves and partner agencies. However, if you are a resident in the area and have any queries or questions, there will be a daily briefing that you can attend between 6pm and 7pm in the incident support unit at the entrance of Sandy Lane Industrial Estate.

"Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed that road closures in the area have now been lifted and all roads which were previously closed, including Sandy Lane, are accessible as normal.

"Those who suffer with asthma who may be in the vicinity of the fire should avoid exposure to smoke and carry their inhaler with them.

"If any symptoms persist, it is best to seek medical advice by calling the NHS on 111, or by calling your GP."

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson added: "The cause of the fire is as yet unknown but anyone who was in the area or who has information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 1059 of July 28."