Reader captures major garage fire in Shirebrook

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Fire fighters fought for nearly two hours to extinguish a garage fire in Shirebrook.

Flames ripped through the single-storey building on Vale Drive.

Peter Arthur Waby captured this dramatic photograph as the flames tore through the building.

He said: “A garage went up in flames in what is rumoured to be arson.

“Thankfully no one was in the garage at the time.”

Bolsover and Shirebrook firefighters tackled the fire at about 4.15pm, on Saturday.

Fire crews made the area safe by about 6pm.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The garage was well alight and crews used a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.”

A police spokesman could not confirm if the blaze was deliberate and said the fire service is investigating the cause.