Fire Breaks Out in Nottinghamshire During UK Heat Wave

Fifteen fire crews were deployed to fight a fire that broke out in Blidworth, UK, on Tuesday, July 19, according to the Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.

The service said authorities had issued evacuation orders earlier in the day, but local residents were allowed to return home in the early evening.

Footage filmed by Lisa Allison shows clouds of smoke from the fire rising into the sky.

According to a post on the Nottinghamshire Police Department’s Twitter page, crews were still fighting the fire and road closures remained in place as of around 6:15 pm local time.

Temperatures in the United Kingdom reached a record high of 40.2 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, according to the Met Office. Credit: Lisa Allison via Storyful

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