Jacksdale residents urged to keep windows and doors closed amid large blaze

Firefighters tackling a large barn blaze in Jacksdale are urging residents to keep their windows and doors closed.

Sunday, 4th November 2018, 1:24 pm
Updated Monday, 5th November 2018, 4:37 pm
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Crews from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have been dealing with the fire on Brinsley Hill since 6.15am.

At 1.10pm, a Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the blaze will continue 'for the majority of the afternoon'.

They added: "Residents in the Jacksdale area are advised to keep their doors and windows closed due to the smoke.

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"Crews are using drag rakes and two jets to extinguish hay in the barn which is on fire."

Earlier the spokesperson said: "Please be aware that Brinsley Hill will be closed while crews carry out fire fighting.

"Please avoid the area."