Barn blaze forces road closure

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

Fire crews spent hours tackling a raging blaze at a barn in Smalley last night.

Numerous calls were received to the incident just off the A608, close to the Smalley crossroads.

Crews from Nottingham Road and Ilkeston, called to the scene at 7.47pm, confirmed the incident involved a single story barn that was well alight.

Police were requested to attend the incident and the decision was made to close the A608 for safety reasons.

Firefighters continued to battle with the blaze for over an hour, with the damping down process continuing into the night.

An investigation will now be carried out into the cause of the fire.