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Battle against building site blaze goes past 48 hours

Firefighters have been dealing with a fire at a building site in the East Midlands for two days.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the incident at an under-construction apartment block on Player Street, Radford, at 2pm on Monday 30 March.

The service said at 3pm on Wednesday 1 April that crews were still tackling the blaze.

Structural engineers had been called in to undertake controlled demolition where necessary. Fire crews from Derbyshire and Leicestershire also helped deal with the incident.

The fire was believed to have started on the second floor of the building - which measures 100 metres by 30 metres. Smoke came from that floor and the two above.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement today: “We are very aware and concerned of the impact this is having on the local community and we are working closely with our partner agencies to ensure the impact is kept to a minimum, with the safety of local people, our firefighters and all those involved in dealing with the incident being our number one priority.”

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