Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze at Nottingham railway station
12 January 2018, 03:42 | Devin Moran
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Bryn Coleman, incident commander for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, told the BBC: "Unfortunately the fire is spreading to the roof void of the new section of the train station, and it's now travelling across the main concourse area across the main lines into Nottingham train station".
Flames were seen and smoke filled the foyer of the building.
A large fire broke out at a commuter rail station in Britain Friday morning, forcing evacuations and causing a major disruption in the morning commute.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed the blaze is in the main concourse and has spread to the roof.
CrossCountry Trains tweeted: "Due to a fire at Nottingham station, our trains can not run between Derby & Nottingham".
East Midlands Trains said while no-one was injured and everyone was accounted for, all services, including, have been disrupted.
"We've got in the region of 60 firefighters now here at the scene, and we are fighting the fire from inside the building using breathing apparatus, hose reels and jets".
Firefighters were working in "arduous conditions" and it would take a "considerable amount of time" for them to bring the fire under control, he added. No injuries have been reported but the blaze has caused severe disruption. This means we have no service from the Forest to Clifton South or Toton Lane.
Furthermore, there have been road closures around the station with Notts Police tweeting: 'Station St, Carrington St & Queen's Rd are closed use to a fire at #Nottingham Train Station. "Whilst the station remains closed, no trains will be able to run to or from the station".
East Midlands Trains advised people not to travel "unless it is absolutely necessary" and said trains "cannot run to/from Nottingham".
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