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22 Apr 2019 | 07:16 PM UTC

UK: Fire causes transportation disruptions in Derby April 22

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Fire causes gas cylinders to explode at factory in Derby April 22; blaze brought under control, with road closures implemented and lingering train disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Derby

Event

A fire broke out at a rubber safety matting factory in Derby on Monday, April 22, causing gas cylinders to explode. The cause of the fire, while not immediately specified, is not believed to be a result of suspicious behavior. The blaze was brought under control by 16:00 (local time).

Authorities cordoned off the affected area and advised residents near the site to stay indoors; St. Mary's Wharf police station was evacuated, and road closures were in effect on Prime Parkway, Stores Road to the intersection with the Vauxhall garage, and on Mansfield Road to the intersection with Alfreton Road. Lingering train disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Derby are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for lingering transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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