Update issued on major fire which destroyed businesses in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Night shot of firefighters with hoses spraying water on smokey burnt buildings after fire in business park
-Credit: (Image: Ashfield Fire Station)


Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has issued further information on a fire at a business park in Kirkby-in-Ashfield which saw a huge emergency response. The authority says that cause of the fire was deemed inconclusive due to its severity and the damage caused.

Eight fire engines were seen tackling the huge blaze at Urban Road Business Park on Friday, June 28. Thick plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the night sky from the scene at the time.

Roads were closed on approach to the area and people were told to avoid the vicinity. The fire service also urged residents to keep their doors and windows closed.

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Crews from Ashfield, Mansfield, Hucknall, Worksop and Edwinstowe fire stations attended. One crew remained at the scene as late as 11am the next morning.

Business units were burnt to the ground during the fire, with the owners of one business, Cabourns Carpentry, asking the public for help with fundraising after they lost everything they owned. A target of £5,000 was raised within 24 hours.

Jack and Sarah Cabourn said at the time: "Last night was possibly the worst night of our lives. We had to stand on the street and watch our business burn to the ground. Our whole livelihood, our life. The sole thing that provides for our family and it’s all gone. Just like that."

Also destroyed was fishing shop Lockdown Tackle & Bait. Other units at the park include shopfitter DSK Bespoke Interiors Ltd and motor repair shop LSG Automotive.