Crews rush to fire at large block of flats in West Bridgford as residents seen on balconies

Fire crews at the Rivermead Flats in West Bridgford, with the blue sirens illuminating the dark evening and some flat lights being turned on
-Credit: (Image: Mark Rawson)

Crews attended a major fire at a large block of flats just off the Embankment in West Bridgford. Pictures from the scene at the Rivermead Flats on Wilford Lane show scores of fire engines in attendance and many residents on their balconies watching the crews at work.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue has confirmed that crews were called to the Rivermead Flats at 11.48pm on Saturday (June 22) and that the incident was confirmed as a fire. By 12.39am on Sunday (June 23) the fire had been put out.

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All residents of the flats are said to have been accounted for and a spokesperson for the fire service confirmed that there were no injuries as a result of the incident. Seven fire engines and an aerial ladder platform attended the incident, with reports that a police and ambulance service presence was also at the scene.

Fire engines at the Rivermead Flats in West Bridgford, with some lights inside flats seen turned on
Fire engines at the Rivermead Flats in West Bridgford -Credit:Submitted

The Rivermead Flats are made up of two separate blocks of accommodation that were built in the 1960s. The complex also contains the Rivermead Convenience Store, run by Premier.