West Midlands Fire Service confirms source of Erdington fire

-Credit: (Image: West Midlands Fire Service)
-Credit: (Image: West Midlands Fire Service)


West Midlands Fire Service has confirmed a large fire in Erdington involved building materials on a derelict industrial site. Firefighters were called to the fire in Cincinnati Drive shortly after 5.25pm on Saturday (1 June).

Five fire engines, three brigade response vehicles and a hydraulic aerial platform responded from Erdington, Ward End, Sheldon, Sutton Coldfield, Perry Barr, Aston and Highgate stations, crewed by around 35 firefighters.

The fire was confirmed to be out by 9pm. A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said noone had been injured.

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They said: "This was a fire involving building materials on a derelict industrial site. The fire, measuring 80m x 10m, was confined to a steel-framed structure.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used four jets to extinguish the fire, which was confirmed to be out at around 8.25pm. Drone operations assisted them.

"An adjoining single-storey derelict building suffered minor heat damage. No one was injured as a result of this incident. A full site search was conducted and confirmed everyone was accounted for.

"Crews confirmed all hotspots had been extinguished by approximately 9pm and the incident was scaled down to a watching brief."