VIDEO: Firefighters battle Clay Cross blaze

Fire crews have been battling a blaze at an industrial building in Derbyshire.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 8:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st August 2017, 3:24 pm
Photo submitted by Pete Mccrave and Mark Pearman

Firefighters were called to the blaze off Derby Road, Clay Cross, at around 5.38pm this afternoon (Sunday, July 9).

The fire was believed to be in an outbuilding or garage to the rear of a motorcycle shop.

Residents reported hearing ‘explosions’ coming from the fire site.

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The first fire engine arrived on scene and requested assistance in tackling the blaze. Four more crews were sent to the scene from Chesterfield, Alfreton, Mansfield and Ashfield.

Firefighters are using a high-rise ladder and water carrier to battle the flames.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “Firefighters are working hard at the scene working out how best to extinguish the fire.

“It is still in its early stages and the crews are expected to be there for some time yet.

Photo submitted by Pete Mccrave and Mark Pearman

“Engines are blocking the street and police are also in attendance. It is far too early to determine the cause.

“The public are advised to keep windows and doors shut due to smoke and fumes.”

A plume of thick black smoke rises from the building. Photo: Ben Wood.
The blaze in Clay Cross. Photo: Jack Parkes.
The large plume of smoke can be seen for miles around. Photo: Jonathan Mellon.
A crowd of residents watch firefighters tackling the blaze. Photo: Dan Hayes.
Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Clay Cross. Photo: Dan Hayes.
Photo submitted by Pete Mccrave and Mark Pearman
A plume of thick black smoke rises from the building. Photo: Ben Wood.
The blaze in Clay Cross. Photo: Jack Parkes.
The large plume of smoke can be seen for miles around. Photo: Jonathan Mellon.
A crowd of residents watch firefighters tackling the blaze. Photo: Dan Hayes.
Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Clay Cross. Photo: Dan Hayes.