VIDEO: Chesterfield man captures dramatic aerial footage of huge fire

A Chesterfield businessman has captured this dramatic aerial footage of a huge fire at an industrial unit.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 1:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:47 pm
Fire on Forest Lane, Walesby
Fire on Forest Lane, Walesby

The blaze, in Walesby, North Nottinghamshire, has been burning since Wednesday morning.

Helicopter pilot James Day, captured the images today while on a flight out of Gamston. The images show the scale of the building and the huge plume of smoke from the fire.

James said: “I was flying that way but I took a route over Walesby to take a look, though I didn’t go too close obviously.”

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Fire on Forest Lane, Walesby

As the private pilot flew over the scene at about 600 feet, he said it was striking to see from above.

“It was very dramatic as I was going over,” he added.

“I had seen it from the ground and the fire is really massive, it’s lucky it hasn’t spread any further.

“You could tell it was a really big fire, the whole building has gone up and there’s no signs that it was slowing down, you could feel the heat from it in the cockpit.”

Fire on Forest Lane, Walesby

Firefighters have been at the scene for more than 24 hours but have opted to let the fire burn out as fighting it would cause harm to local ground water.