Mansfield building engulfed in flames as 20 fire crews rush to scene of huge blaze

Emergency services attended the scene on Hermitage Lane at around 3am on Monday morning

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Up to 20 fire crews have rushed to a building in Mansfield after it was engulfed in flames on Monday.

A statement from the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Emergency services were called to reports of a fire in Hermitage Lane, Mansfield, at around 3am this morning (Monday 28 March).”

The service say the fire has now been contained, but added there could still be disruption in the surrounding area.

Firefighters tackling the blaze
Firefighters tackling the blaze
The derelict mill engulfed in flames
The derelict mill engulfed in flames

In a separate video statement, Incident Commander Bryn Coleman said from the scene: "At approximately 3 o'clock this morning, we were mobilised to a significant fire to a derelict mill.

"We’ve had 20 fire appliances from across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in attendance plus a high volume pump from south Yorkshire and two aerial ladder platforms.

"The fire has been contained and surrounded but there is still an impact on the wider community, particularly the Hermitage Lane area.

"Fortunately, the Robin Hood railway line, which runs adjacent to this line, has still remained open.

"We are working with Nottinghamshire Police to try and get the remaining businesses in the area open."