Posted: Tuesday 21 April 2020, 22:00
Firefighters continue to fight a fire that started earlier this evening at Springfield Mill, Bridge Street, Sandiacre and will continue to work late into the night.
Crews from across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire were called to attend the four storey converted mill at 16:23 hours this evening.
Speaking from the scene, Area Manager Clive Stanbrook said: “Thanks to the rapid and effective firefighting carried out by crews, we have been able to save at least three quarters of the building by using fire breaks to prevent a catastrophic fire spread, which could have led to the loss of the whole building.
“Crews will continue to work late into the night to extinguish the fire that continues to burn in the roof space and bring the incident to the safest and quickest conclusion.”
Eight appliances remain on scene. Long Eaton, Ilkeston x 2, and Nottingham Road supported by Nottinghamshire’s Highfields, Stapleford and Stockhill x 2.
Also in attendance are fire crews from Chesterfield, Ascot Drive and Nottinghamshire’s London Road supporting three aerial ladder platforms, Belper with the Welfare Support Pod, Nottingham Road with the Major Incident Unit and Long Eaton with the Command Support Unit.
The British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) is also in attendance, along with colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service and Derbyshire police, supporting the joint emergency service response to the incident.
Roads remain closed in the surrounding area.
Local residents are reminded to keep windows and doors closed due to the smoke from the fire and to avoid the area in line with government advice to stay at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A further update will be given in the morning of 22 April 2020.