Homes evacuated as crews tackle blaze

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Thirty firefighters dealt with a blaze at a former Ilkeston abbatoir last night.

Five fire engines and an aerial platform answered 999 calls after neighbours spotted flames coming from the building off Chalons Way just before 6pm.

Nearby homes were evacuated and roads were closed while crews battled to put out the blaze.

The operation was scaled down just after 10pm.

Do you live near the old abbatoir? Were you evacuated? Do you have any photographs of the blaze?

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