Clifton college fire: People told to avoid the area and keep windows and doors shut

Firefighters remain at the scene of a huge fire that’s ripped through an old college campus in Clifton – and they have asked people to keep windows and doors closed and to avoid the area where possible. The fire at the old Nottingham College site in Farnborough Road was reported at 7.44pm on Thursday (April 14).

Eight fire engines were called out – and smoke could be seen billowing into the sky. Farnborough Road remains closed but it is unclear when it’s likely to reopen.

In the most recent update, firefighters said the incident was being scaled down. “Crews will be monitoring the scene overnight, and a joint investigation will begin tomorrow (Friday, April 15). Thank you to local residents for your understanding this evening,” Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said on Twitter.

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There have been no reports of any injuries and a cause is yet to be determined. In an earlier tweet, the fire service said: “Eight fire engines are present at the scene, where one building is well alight. Crews are using one main jet, one delivery jet and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.”

The fire service confirmed the fire had taken hold of the former Nottingham college site. Eyewitnesses said the area was ‘full of smoke’.

Plans have recently been given the go-ahead to redevelop the old campus into flats.

This is a live incident follow below for updates.

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