Nottinghamshire fire: Homes evacuated as 50 firefighters tackle industrial blaze | UK | News

Fifty firefighters are battling a massive blaze at an industrial unit in Nottinghamshire. Thick black smoke is pouring into the air and people living near the site have been evacauted from their homes.The fire started at around 3.45pm at a premises in Forest Road, Mansfield, which is believed to be a rag recycling centre.Videos filmed by people living in the area show not only the smoke rising into the air but also how quite a lot of the site has been ravaged by flames, and it is also possible to hear the crackling of the burning materials.It has led to widespread road closures in the area – namely those along Nottingham Road, Forest Road and Sandhurst Avenue.Nearby properties along Forest Road and Sandhurst Avenue have been evacuated.Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service says that crews from Mansfield, Ashfield, Blidworth, Edwinstowe, Hucknall, Arnold, Warsop, Shirebrook, Maltby, Kibworth, Stapleford, Chesterfield, Worksop and Highfields are in attendance.People are being advised to avoid the area.We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.For the latest news and breaking news visit: /newsStay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.Follow our social media accounts here on and @daily_express