Firefighters called in to help at dam in ‘critical condition’
PUBLISHED: 09:18 04 August 2019 | UPDATED: 08:05 05 August 2019
Specialist firefighters from Lowestoft have been called to Derbyshire to help crews deal with a damaged dam in the village of Whaley Bridge.
Homes across the village have been evacuated after concerns that the nearby Toddbrook Reservoir may collapse.
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More bad weather is expected to hit the region later today with police warning that the structure was in a "critical condition".
Fire crews from across the country have been called to assist Derbyshire Fire and Rescue including Suffolk's water rescue unit.
Lowestoft South Fire Station said on Twitter: "Last night a specialist team of Lowestoft firefighters were mobilised to Buxton fire station in Derbyshire to assist if required at Whaley Bridge.
"The team arrived at 07:00 and are currently standing by at the strategic holding area."