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21 May 2020 18:38

Langar Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Langar Airfield

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption A huge cloud of smoke could be seen rising from the estate A huge fire has broken out at an industrial estate in Nottinghamshire. Smoke from the blaze on the Langar Airfield industrial estate, in Langham near Bingham, can be seen over large parts of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Fifteen crews are working to extinguish the flames, the fire service said. Police are helping them. Chris, posting on Twitter as doodlypi, posted a picture taken from about 20 miles away in Bramcote.

Image caption The smoke could be seen from Nottingham city centre, about 15 miles away Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called just before 14:45 BST. Crews from across the county and a crew from Melton Mowbray in neighbouring Leicestershire have been deployed. Image copyright Mark Holland Image copyright Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Lois Ward, a student living in nearby village Barnstone, said she noticed the smoke from her garden at about 15:00, and shortly afterwards could hear "popping noises" coming from the direction of the fire. "For a while you could hear constant little explosions going on, which was very unnerving," she said. "It's been going on for well over an hour now, it's scary to watch. "We're hoping everyone's OK and the situation gets resolved as soon as possible." Follow BBC East Midlands on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Send your story ideas to [email protected] Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed they are assisting Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service as they work to extinguish a fire in an industrial unit near Langar Airfield. Residents in the area are advised to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed until the situation has reached a safe conclusion. Residents nearby have been advised to keep windows and doors shut to protect from fumes. Fire at Langar Copyright: Other 3rd Party Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting...

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Linda Duffy May 22 2020 08:31
I think langar's security is very, very good. If anything, it's better than some of the other places I've been. What is the most surprising thing you've learned while working in the U.S.? That you have a lot of people who really don't know what the hell they're doing. I've been working in a lot of countries, and I've seen first hand that a lot of people are willing to do anything