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24 August 2018, 13:32 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 15:43
Fire crews from six stations across Nottingham have been dealing with a fire at a car park in the city centre.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service say six cars were on fire at Stoney Street car park in the Lace Market when they were called at 12.14pm.
FIRE | 12:14 | Crews from #Stockhill #LondonRoad #WestBridgford #Highfields #Arnold and #Stapleford are currently dealing with a fire in a car park on #StoneyStreet in the #LaceMarket where six cars are on fire. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/N4AyqW63qY— Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (@nottsfire) August 24, 2018
Alex Lipinski, from West Bridgford, is an architect working near to the car park. He told Capital it was a scary sight. He said: "There were thick black plumes of smoke when I went outside to have a look. I could hear explosions with tyres popping."
Nottinghamshire Police say they are in attendance where a cordon is in place, meaning people cannot enter the car park.
They say people living in flats above the car park must keep windows and doors closed.
CITY CENTRE CAR PARK FIRE - We are assiting @nottsfire after a report that six cars are alight in the NCP car park, Lace Market. Cordon in place, no acces to car park at this time. Residents in the block of flats behind the car park are advised to keep their windows closed. pic.twitter.com/p6G0viqXhO— Notts Police (@nottspolice) August 24, 2018