Firefighters have been tackling a huge fire in Nottingham’s former cattle market as the flames could be seen for miles around.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said four buildings are on fire at the site off Meadow Lane, which is close to the Nottingham County football ground.
Residents near the site, now a business estate, have been asked to keep their windows and doors closed. Their are no reports of casualties.
Fire crews continue to fight the #cattlemarket fire in Nottingham, working alongside @nottspolice@EMASNHSTrust@LeicsFireRescue@DerbyshireFRS Here are some pictures from the scene, please continue to avoid the area if possible due to smoke and road closures pic.twitter.com/paaRTAumQr
— Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (@nottsfire) November 4, 2018
I can see the red flow from the back of my house and the whole area is filling with smoke
— sue (@resilientwoman8) November 4, 2018
Livestock was reportedly last sold at the cattle market in 1993. The site includes a number of businesses, including Arthur Johnson and Sons Auctioneers.
The brigade tweeted: “We currently have 8 fire engines plus an aerial ladder at a fire in Cattle Market off Meadow Lane, Nottngham. Four buildings involved. Will bring you more information as we have it from the scene.
“People living close to the Meadows/Meadow Lane area are asked to keep doors and windows closed as we continue to fight a large fire in the Cattle Market. Please also avoid the area if possible.”