Firefighters tackle blaze outside Ilkeston church

A fire on Heanor Road in Ilkeston.
A fire on Heanor Road in Ilkeston.

Firefighters have been called out to tackle a blaze outside an Ilkeston church.

The incident happened outside of the former Ebenezer Methodist Church on Heanor Road.

One person posted a picture of the fire to the Spotted Ilkeston Town Facebook page with another suggesting that it was actually a bonfire.

Andy Blurton wrote: “It’s just the new owners, they’ve pruned the trees and burnt the off-cuts.”

After Derbyshire Fire and Rescue visited the scene around 9pm on Tuesday night they found the blaze to be a controlled bonfire.