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Residents in fear over flat fires
A spate of fires in a part of Nottinghamshire has left some residents fearing for their safety.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said they have recently received a high number of calls from the Chilwell area and are investigating the incidents.

Alison Fletcher of Chilwell said she felt as if she was "living in a prison" after fires at two nearby flats.

The fire service is investigating whether the fires are connected and has asked people to be vigilant.

Security bolts

"It's like living in a prison - you lock your doors and I've had to put extra security bolts on the door because I'm scared," said Ms Fletcher.

She said she knew about two fires where people were rescued and several other incidents where cars were set on fire on people's driveways.

"There was an electric sub-station set on fire just outside, there have been bin fires, caravans, camper vans and two flats I have heard about where people have had to be rescued.

"There have been incidents all over the estate and it seems as if people are deliberately blocking the entrances.

"We shouldn't be living like this," she said.

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