Businesses affected by the Nottingham Cattle Market inferno are being offered free storage space whilst they begin to pick up the pieces.
The fire, which started at approximately 6pm on Sunday November 4, spread across the industrial estate before being contained by the fire services in the early hours of the following morning.
Numerous businesses have been affected by the blaze prompting a swift response from the community.
Magenta Storage, who have storage facilities on neighbouring Meadow Lane, have offered free services to businesses hit by the fire.
To all our Nottingham neighbours whose businesses have been affected by the devastating fire at the Cattle Market
We can offer free storage to any business in need.
— Magenta Storage (@MagentaStorage) November 5, 2018
Katie Garfoot of Magenta, said: “It’s very important that local businesses rally together as it’s people’s livelihoods and it’s near Christmas.
“Anyone who needs something storing is welcome.”
Despite the offer, Magenta Storage are yet to have anybody take them up on their offer. “No businesses have reached out yet.”
Much of the area remains cordoned off as police and fire services clear the rubble and begin to establish what caused the blaze.
Incident Commander Simon Glew, said: “There’s been significant damage to the site. Approximately 150 by 50 meters (of fire damage).
“We’ve had four buildings completely destroyed by fire and nine buildings that have been affected.”
— Ryan Williams (@thrik) November 4, 2018
It is believed that a series of gas explosions helped spread the fire quickly before elements of the fire service were able to contain the inferno. Over 100 firefighters attended the blaze.
The cause of the fire is believed to be arson.