Ranskill fire: what’s happening in Nottinghamshire?

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Firefighters first became aware of the blaze at 10:23am when a tire fire broke out at an industrial site in Ranskill

The public has been urged to stay away from the site of a major fire in Ranskill in Nottinghamshire involving around 1,000 tyres.

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Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has also asked residents to close their doors and windows if they see or smell the black smoke coming from the blaze.

That’s all you need to know.

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What’s happening?

At 10.23am, the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at an industrial site in Ranskill where around 1,000 tires were on fire.

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The NFRS said, “Approximately 1000 tires are on fire and a large plume of black smoke can be seen in the area.”

Nine crews plus Mansfield’s Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) were dispatched to help bring the blaze under control.

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As of 1.30pm crews continue to fight the fire with the NFRS being assisted by the Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Services.

(Photo: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service)

At 2.11pm, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Services tweeted that smoke from the fire could still be “seen from a great distance”.

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A statement from the NFRS warned the public to stay away from the blaze so firefighters can safely get the blaze under control.

It said: “We are aware that large groups of the public are congregating in the vicinity of this fire.

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“For your own safety, please stay away from the area as crews continue to arrive and fight the fire. Large amounts of smoke rise from the crime scene.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

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Has anyone been hurt?

Two people who were at the scene were treated for smoke inhalation by the East Midlands Ambulance Service, according to the NFRS.

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There are a number of signs and symptoms that can occur as a result of smoke inhalation, including coughing, shortness of breath, hoarse voice, headache, irritated eyes, and a change in mental status.

Confusion, fainting, seizures, and even coma are possible complications that can occur after smoke inhalation.

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(Photo: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service)

Corresponding WebMDOxygen “is the mainstay of treatment” for those who have suffered from smoke inhalation.

Oxygen can be given through a nasal tube or mask, or through a tube inserted down the throat.

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If there are signs of upper airway problems, such as a hoarse voice, the person may need to be intubated.

What caused the fire?

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There is currently no information available on the possible cause of the fire.

(Photo: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service)

After the area has been classified as safe, an investigation into the cause is to be launched.

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