Nottingham station fire investigation continuing
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FIRE and Rescue Service (NFRS) said that a joint investigation with British Transport Police is ongoing into the recent train station fire.
The fire started early on Friday 12 January in a public toilet within the ‘new part’ of the train station building, and ‘developed very quickly into a complex fire’ that spread across the station concourse and into the roof, causing the station to be closed and ‘affecting thousands of commuters nationally’. NFRS said that crews worked ‘throughout the day’ to extinguish the fire, with a series of appliances remaining at the station to help contractors clear the site for users on the Saturday.
Despite the ‘significant fire and smoke damage’ caused by the fire, five of the station’s seven platforms were open on the next morning. NFRS noted that a series of partner agencies dealt with the incident alongside the fire service, including British Transport Police, Nottinghamshire Police, Network Rail, East Midlands Ambulance Service and East Midlands Trains, working together to get the station ‘moving again as soon as possible’.
NFRS concluded by stating that the joint investigation into the ‘circumstances around’ the fire’s origin ‘remains on-going’, and is a collaborative effort between NFRS and British Transport Police.