Electrical Fire Saw Flames 'Spew Out of Manhole Like Dragon Fire' in Worksop
Witnesses to an electrical fire in Worksop town centre said the incident saw flames ‘spew out of a manhole like dragon fire’.
Security guards and the market team had to clear shoppers and passing residents for their safety after the fire broke out on Bridge Place, near the Halfiax bank, yesterday evening (Wednesday, June 23) at around 6.20pm.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, Nottinghamshire Police, Western Power Distribution and Cadent Gas were all in attendance as a plume of black smoke flooded the high street.
Philip Jackson, chair of Worksop Business forum and Shop Watch, said: “A call came over the radio from Iceland security saying that there had been an explosion outside the Halifax building society.
‘A call came over the radio from Iceland security saying that there had been an explosion…’
“Several of us who had heard the radio call dashed to the scene, assuming it was gas we started to evacuate the area and close the roads using traffic cones and portable market fencing until the fire service arrived”.
Philip added: “We were thankful that this incident happened after the Halifax had closed as people queuing to get in may have been seriously injured.”
A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to a fire in the mains electricity supply on Bridge Street at about 6.20pm.
“Crews from Worksop and Edwinstowe were involved and extinguished the fire in about three quarters of an hour before handing the site over to Western Power.”
Contact us today for support with your electrical compliance requirements
Plant and Safety Ltd are a national NICEIC Approved Contractor for wide range of Electrical Compliance and Electrical Testing Services, including but not limited to Fixed Wire Testing (EICR). Click here to learn more about our Electrical Testing Services, or contact us using the phone number and email address below.
About Plant and Safety Limited
Plant and Safety Limited are the UK trading business for the LB International Group, which operates from the Middle East, and Africa. Plant and Safety are national providers of Inspection, Testing, Certification, Lifting Equipment, and Training Services on equipment within the work place. This includes electrical Equipment, lifting equipment, work equipment, plant equipment, and access equipment.
T: 0330 113 7920
Plant and Safety Ltd, Birmingham Road, Shenstone, Staffordshire, WS14 0LB
EICR Report, Electrical Installation Condition Report, EICR Test, NICEIC, EICR, EICR Report, Electrical Installation Condition Report, EICR Test, NICEIC, EICR, EICR Report, Electrical Installation Condition Report, EICR Test, NICEIC, EICR, EICR Report, Electrical Installation Condition Report, EICR Test, NICEIC, EICR,