Students Flats Burn For 72 Hours

2 April 2015, 11:26

Sections of a burning block of student flats in Nottingham will be demolished over the next few hours so crews can get inside and put the fire out.

The building on Player Street in Radford has been burning for the last three days after the fire broke out on Monday afternoon.

Right now, 50 firefighters are at the scene; 75 were there when the fire was at its height.

Crews Doing 'Brilliant Job'

Group Manager Joanne Wooler-Ward, who is Incident Commander, told Capital:

'Our crews have been working tirelessly and have been doing a brilliant job at keeping people safe.

'Smoke is still coming from the building and we have two aerial ladder platforms working at the side and above the building putting water on the fire.

'Apart from the smoke, it might look normal from what people can see at the front but, at the back, many of the internal parts of the building have collapsed and there is now no roof.'

Investigators will work out how the fire started when it's safe to go in the building.

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