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Investigation under way after Bromsgrove fire

Credit: West Midlands Fire

Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at a wax recycling plant on the Saxon Industrial Estate in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove late last night. A total of 15 fire engines with 65 firefighters attended the scene and fire crews remain on site this morning, working with colleagues from the Police, Ambulance, Environment agency and Public Health England, to resolve the incident. Area Commander Keith Chance said:

“Due to the swift and professional actions of fire crews, working in a very hazardous environment, we have been able to prevent the fire from destroying surrounding businesses and ensure nobody was hurt.”

– Area Commander Keith Chance

The cause of the fire is as yet unknown and an investigation is on-going.


Entire unit destroyed in large fire

Our reporter, Charlotte Cross, is at the scene of a large fire in Bromsgrove this evening.

It appears an entire unit at Saxon Business Park in Stoke Prior has been destroyed by the blaze.

Large fire at business park in Bromsgrove

Firefighters are currently dealing with a large fire at Saxon Business Park on Hanbury Road, in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service are advising people who live nearby to close windows and doors.

Bromsgrove's Lauren Rowles takes rowing gold in Paralympics

Bromsgrove rower Lauren Rowles has won gold in the double sculls with partner Laurence Whiteley.

The mixed doubles duo before winning gold during the fourth day of the Paralympic Games. Credit: Andrew Matthews / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The pair led from the start to win Britain's 17th gold of the Games.

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