Evacuation after electrical blaze

RESIDENTS were evacuated from their homes early on Wednesday morning after a large blaze broke out in an electrical substation in Long Eaton.

The fire near the Tapper’s Harker pub in Fields Farm Road caused blackouts in and spread to neighbouring industrial units and conifer trees at about 1am.

Police closed roads and eight Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire fire crews were called to the scene, some of which were still at the scene after 10am.

Residents were allowed back in their homes by about 4am.