Streets sealed off after town centre blaze

A NUMBER of streets are closed off in Retford town centre as fire crews tackle a blaze at a motor bike repair shop in Grove Lane.

The roads affected are:

• Grove Lane at its junction with Trent Street.

• Trent Street at its junction with Holly Road.

• Grove Street at its junction with Raglan Road.

Fire crews arrived at around 10.15am this morning (Thursday) to find the motorbike repair shop well alight.

The police have cordoned off the area after it was discovered there was an acetylene cylinder in the shop.

There is also asbestos in the roof.

Some nearby properties have been evacuated and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Fire crews are expected to remain on site for the rest of the day making the scene safe.