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Friday, May 13, 2022

20-tonne waste paper blaze tackled by firefighters in Colwick

Crews from London Road, Carlton, Arnold, Highfields and Edwinstowe are at the scene.

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Colwick residents are being advised to keep their windows and doors shut while firefighters tackle a blaze involving 20 tonnes of waste paper.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called out ‘to a report a blaze at the Biffa Waste site, Private Road, Colwick’ this morning (15).

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Crews are still at the scene tackling the blaze after receiving a call at 8.36am.

A spokesperson said: “We are currently in attendance at a waste fire on Private Road, Colwick, where 20 tonnes of waste paper is on fire.

“Crews from Carlton, London Road, Arnold, Highfields and Edwinstowe, including the Aerial Ladder Platform, are working to extinguish the fire.

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They added: “Please avoid Colwick Industrial Estate if possible, and close your doors and windows if downwind of the fire.”

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