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UPDATE | Residents in Bessemer Drive allowed back into homes following industrial fire

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UPDATE | Residents in Bessemer Drive allowed back into homes following industrial fire

Residents living in Bessemer Drive are now able to return to their homes on foot.

Those living in Bessemer Drive will only be able to access their homes via the back pedestrian entrance through Clifford Street.

This is due to debris being in the road and a building collapse at the scene.

Residents are advised they will not be able to get into their vehicles and drive on Bessemer Drive due to these circumstances.

Those returning are asked to keep all doors and windows closed and advised not to touch or clear any debris in their gardens due to a concern of potential hazardous materials.

Inspector Katie Eustace, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I want to thank everyone affected by this fire for their patience while this incident has been dealt with.

“Those living in Bessemer Drive can now return to their homes but only on foot.

“This is the safest way for those affected to return home due to debris in the main road.

“We understand how scary and upsetting it is for people to be evacuated from their homes at such short notice.

“I want to say a personal thank you to each and every resident affected by this incident and a thank you to everyone who has worked with us and stayed away from the area.

“Thank you for your support and understanding.

“Our colleagues at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service remain on scene as the fire is still ongoing.

“Officers will continue to be in the area so please do speak to them if you have any queries as you return to your homes.”

Forest Road will remain shut at the junction of Sandhurst Avenue and Nottingham Road while the investigation continues.

The incident remains under investigation.

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, in Jubilee Way South, remains open to those who have been affected by the fire but will close at 3pm.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 523 of 18 March 2023.




Nottinghamshire Police
Sherwood Lodge, Arnold
NG5 8PP Nottinghamshire,
United Kingdom