50 firefighters tackle blaze at train station

Fifty firefighters are tackling a “large” blaze at Nottingham railway station, with crews likely to be there for “some time”.

Ten fire engines are at the building, which has been evacuated. No injuries are reported.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted that the fire is “still on-going”. Crews are “working hard to deal with the incident”.

Trains will not be stopping at the station “until further notice”, a spokesman for East Midlands Trains said.

A statement on its website said: “At present we do not have a firm estimate as to when the station will be able
to re-open; however, we expect trains to be disrupted on all routes through Nottingham for the whole of Friday 12th January.”

Police said transport would be “severely disrupted”, and that Station Street, Carrington Street and Queen’s Road had been closed.

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“We have a clinical manager and specialist paramedics at the scene,” a spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said.

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Image: Ten fire engines have been sent to the station

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