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Firefighters tackle blaze at Nottingham's County Hall building

Firefighters from across Nottinghamshire are currently fighting a fire at the head office of Nottinghamshire County Council near Trent Bridge.

The fire broke out on the first floor of County Hall in West Bridgford and there are currently 12 fire engines at the scene along with two aerial ladder platforms.

Chief Executive Anthony May, said: “Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with a fire at County Hall in West Bridgford.

Firefighters at the scene on Trent Bridge. Photo: Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue

The fire alarm sounded at 11:35am and we followed our fire evacuation procedures. Fire wardens cleared the building and the fire and service is now managing the incident. The safety of our staff is our priority and arrangements are in place to ensure that they can get home."

A Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue spokesperson said: " We currently have 12 fire engines plus two ALP's in attendance. The first floor is very smoke logged. We will be on scene for a considerable amount of time so please continue to avoid the area."

An update from the fire service just after 3:30pm on Thursday said: "We are scaling down the incident as the fire is now out. We are continuing to do checks inside the County Hall to ensure there are no pockets of fire in the building, and likely to be at the scene until late evening.

Thankfully, all persons have been accounted for and there have been no reported injuries.

A fire investigation will now commence to determine the cause of the fire.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation whilst we have been dealing with this incident."

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