Nottingham train station evacuated after large fire

Nottingham train station evacuated after large fire

Nottingham train station evacuated after large fire

No-one is believed to have been hurt as a result of the fire, but it caused major transport disruption, closing the the station and forcing delays and cancellations across the line.

John Mills, Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service manager, said the fire is "more about complexity rather than size" because it burned continuously through voids, making it incredibly hard for firefighters to find.

The fire at Nottingham train station is now being investigated as arson.

More than 60 firefighters tackle the blaze at the concourse and walkways of Nottingham train station after being called at 6.30am. Officers are working to identify anyone who may have been involved in the incident, and we are appealing for information from members of the public.

Footage posted to social media shows flames and smoke billowing from the building.

All trains were cancelled and several cordons and East Midlands Trains advised people not to travel "unless it is absolutely necessary", warning that trains would be disrupted on all routes through Nottingham for the whole of Friday, with further disruption expected on all East Midlands train. "It is likely the station will remain closed for the rest of the day".

EMT also Tweeted to say: "We're working with emergency services to open access to the station vehicle park at Nottingham; unfortunately it isn't safe to access at the moment so remains closed".

Fire officer John Mills told the Nottingham Post it was the worst blaze firefighters in the city had seen for 20 years. We will continue to assist the emergency services in any way that we can.

Fans are being asked not to attempt to use trains to travel in to Nottingham.

The new Minister for Transport Jo Johnson visited the station to "see the damage to the historic station and thank emergency for their work".

East Midlands Trains said Nottingham Station had been evacuated and the fire services are on site working to contain the fire to re-open the station.

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