Firefighters stop wood blaze from spreading


Ilkeston firefighters extinguished a blaze in the wooded area of a rural trail.

The fire was discovered along the Nutbrook Trail, near Cheriton Drive, Ilkeston, about 10.20am, today, Sunday, September 18.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The incident involved a fire in a wooded area which was extinguished with buckets of water.”

The area was made safe within 20 minutes.