Busy bank holiday for fire crews

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service faced a busy weekend around the Ripley and Heanor area - with call outs for several fires and car smashes.

Alfreton’s fire crew were called to a bonfire out of control on Downing Street, South Normanton shortly after 10pm last night (Monday, May 6).

The flames had spread to a nearby garden fence. Fire fighters used water hoses to dampen the fire down, leaving the scene shortly before 11pm.

At the same time another team based at the Alfreton fire station were called to William Avenue in Alfreton, where a two by two metre camp fire had gotten out of control. Water buckets were used to put it out.

Earlier in the day a car collided with a caravan on Main Road in Pentrich.

Alfreton fire fighters were called at 8am.

The driver of the car had been pulled clear of the vehicle and was treated by paramedics. They were not seriously injured a fire service spokesperson said.

The fire cleared the road of debris and stayed on scene to clear oil that had been spilled in the collision.

Shortly before 6pm on Sunday Fire fighters from Ilkeston and Eastwood were called top the A610 at Langley Mill, where a car had collided with a tree.

The driver had minor injuries and was taken to hospital by paramedics.