Alcohols Ltd will hold a meeting with residents tonight after concerns were raised over asbestos on the site.
Denise and Mark Annetts live opposite the factory. They were let back into their home after three days staying with relatives. The side of their house has been left blackened by the smoke, and windows have been damaged. The fire is now out, but they are still worried about the factory itself.
The managing director of a Black Country factory which burnt down last week has apologised to residents living nearby. Many homes had to be evacuated and houses next to the site were damaged, with windows melting in the intense heat.
More than a hundred firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze at Alcohols Limited on Crosswells Road in Oldbury on Monday last week. It spread quickly to a nearby warehouse containing chemicals, and took fire crews more than 24 hours to put out.
Today the managing director of Alcohols Ltd, Adam Wallis, told ITV Central that he recognised the fire was traumatic for residents, and he was very sorry.
We are indebted to the swift response of the emergency services for getting the fire under control. At this stage our thoughts are very much with all the residents who have been displaced by the fire and we are focussed on working with the emergency services and Council to ensure that the site is safe, power can be restored and people can return to their houses.
We have one employee who was injured in the accident and is being treated for burns...
Accident investigators are now on site and we are awaiting their findings."