What we know — RAILWAY STATION BLAZE

Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe

Crews arrived at 6.30 on Friday morning to a "significant fire" that was travelling across the main lines of the station, Bryn Coleman from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service told the BBC. Flames were visible on the roof of the station and smoke filled the foyer.

Rail operators have advised passengers not to travel to the station.

The Grade II listed station was evacuated after the blaze broke out in a toilet block in the main concourse this morning and spread to the roof.

A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said there were no reported casualties.

Mills said firefighters are using thermal imaging to make sure this fire is out because "crews can't physically see the orange flames we are trying to fight". We have 12 fire appliance units here, plus specialist firefighting equipment.

The incident caused delays across the local transport network.

The situation is so severe that East Midlands can not yet predict when the station will be up and running again, with trains both in and out of Nottingham cancelled.

"This means that services on the Nottingham/London, Matlock/Nottingham/Newark, Nottingham/Mansfield/Worksop, Leicester/Lincoln/Grimbsy, Nottingham/Grantham/Skegness and Liverpool/Nottingham/Norwich routes are disrupted".

"The station has been evacuated and there have been no reports of any injuries to customers or staff".

"It's quite an old building - we believe it's a listed building - and we have fire in hidden voids there so the crews are now working to expose those voids but there is significant damage to the walkways which go across the railway station". This means we have no service from the Forest to Clifton South or Toton Lane.

No trains are expected to run again this morning as crews bring the fire under control.

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