Fire on Fairham Close!

There were dramatic scenes in Ruddington this afternoon as a blaze swiftly spread out of control across several back gardens in our village. Three crews from Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue raced to the scene following the report of a fire on Fairham Close at 4.26pm – which quickly set fire to “multiple” sheds and outbuildings before firefighters could arrive to tackle the flames {Nottinghamshire Live photo above}. At the height of the incident, the combination of fire tenders in attendance and the temporary traffic lights on Clifton Road caused peak time traffic…

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Flat Fire in Ruddington

A woman had to be attended by ambulance staff following a blaze at her home in Ruddington this afternoon. Crews from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the property on Leys Road at just before 3pm after a fire was reported in one of the flats. Appliances from West Bridgford, Highfields and London Road rushed to the scene. Two firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the property and used a hose reel to extinguish the blaze, which was on the ground floor. Thick smoke could be…

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Fire Blacks Out Elms Park Properties

Television viewing and internet browsing were brought to an abrupt halt in one area of Ruddington last night as around 124 homes lost power. Tuesday evening’s outage affected residents of Elms Park and Sheepfold Lane. One householder reported flames shooting from a manhole on the roadside – before emergency services and an electricity van arrived at the scene. David Brown, who shared the above photo on social media at around half past eleven, reported: “Two fire engines, about nine police officers and a Western Power engineer turned up. All power out.…

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Early Morning Blaze Hits Almost Two Thousand Homes

There were dramatic scenes in Ruddington during the early hours of this morning when an electricity sub-station on Old Station Drive caught fire – initially cutting power to 1,961 houses in our village. Flames were visible leaping high into the night sky. A Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue crew from West Bridgford was called out at 1.39am today (Tuesday 7th April) to tackle the blaze – with local resident Wayne Swift capturing the moment they arrived (above) to find the sub-station engulfed in flames. Western Power Distribution (WPD) also attended the…

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Thanks After Ruddington House Fire

The family which owns a village property damaged during a blaze at the weekend has thanked those who reported the fire and prevented more serious damage. As RUDDINGTON.info previously reported, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house at the corner of Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road at 12.32am on Saturday (14th December) when smoke was seen coming from the roof. Crews from West Bridgford, Highfields, London Road and East Leake Fire Stations used breathing apparatus to extinguish the flames using two hose reel jets, 1 main jet and an aerial platform…

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Early Morning Blaze in Ruddington

Firefighters from West Bridgford, Highfields, London Road and East Leake stations were at work in the early hours of this morning tackling a house fire in Ruddington. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property at the corner of Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road at 12.32am today (Saturday 14th December) which was reported to be on fire. Crews used breathing apparatus whilst fighting the flames using two hose reel jets, 1 main jet and an aerial platform ladder. The building is undergoing renovation work which was almost complete. There…

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Our New Look Bookies

It’s just over two months since the relative peace and quiet of a Sunday evening in Ruddington was shattered by the dramatic arrival of fire crews, cordoning off High Street and smashing through the door to tackle a blaze at our village bookmakers. On 23rd June 2019 our branch of Coral had already closed for the day when smoke was seen billowing from the building and the emergency services called to the scene at just after 7pm. The fire was quickly extinguished and the cause identified as an electrical fault in the back…

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