Coventry Burges House fire sees city centre road shut off

Crews on Trinity Street in Coventry on Friday, June 7
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Firefighters were called to tackle a large blaze at a student accommodation block in Coventry. It happened on Trinity Street earlier today (Friday, June 7).

Crews from Coventry Fire Station were called to Burges House at around 9.15am. A large fire had broken out on the second floor of the four-storey building, said West Midlands Fire Service.

Drivers were told to avoid the city centre street which was cordoned off for around an hour this morning (June 7). Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze using a hose reel jet.

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Crews ventilated the second floor of the building and left the scene at around 10.40am. Nobody was injured and the blaze was believed to have started accidentally, said West Midlands Fire Service.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: “Shortly after 9.15am on Friday (June 7), we responded to Trinity Street in Coventry. Two fire engines from Coventry Fire Station attended, the first arriving within two minutes of being mobilised.

“It was a second-floor fire in a four-storey building, and the fire, which started accidentally, was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel jet. Crews left the scene at 10.42am.”

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