Huge blaze closes Nottingham’s recently restored GII listed railway station 

Nottingham StationA huge blaze has closed Nottingham’s recently restored GII listed railway station, a fire that quickly spread across the concourse and may have started in the toilets.

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The BBC writes, about the time of the fire:

At its peak 10 fire crews were tackling the fire, which began at about 06:30 GMT.

Flames were seen coming from the station’s roof and smoke filled the foyer, prompting the building’s evacuation….

Incident commander Bryn Coleman, from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, said crews faced ‘arduous’ conditions when they arrived to tackle the ‘severe’ fire that spread across the concourse…

He added that the fire was believed to have started in a toilet.

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For background and news articles see the Nottingham City Council website

BDP, Northern Vicar Blog, Nottingham 21, The Guardian and The Independent

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