Nottingham train station evacuated after large fire


Eight fire engines and crew at scene where all rail services passing through station have been cancelled

Nottingham railway station
 East Midlands Trains is advising passengers not to go to Nottingham station. Photograph: Matthew Vincent/PA

Nottingham train station has been evacuated after a large fire broke out.

Nottinghamshire fire and rescue service said it had sent eight appliances to the fire, which was being treated as a “large incident”.

Video posted to social media showed flames and smoke billowing from a building in the early hours.

An EMT spokesman said: “Emergency services have been called to Nottingham station to deal with a fire. The station has been evacuated and there have been no reports of any injuries to customers or staff.

“We will continue to assist the emergency services in any way that we can.”

He said passengers should check the East Midlands Trains website for the latest travel information.

A spokeswoman for East Midlands ambulance service said there were no reported casualties.

“We are aware of the incident and, at the minute, there are no reported casualties,” she said. “We have a clinical manager and specialist paramedics at the scene.”

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