West Midlands Fire Service have evacuated more than 35 people from a building in Birmingham after a fire was reported in its basement.Read the full story ›
Firefighters are attending a large incident at a unit on Astonfields Industrial Estate. Residents are being advised to keep windows closed.
Residents are back at home this weekend after a huge factory fire nearby. Many returned to find windows boarded and doors melted.Read the full story ›
Several roads closed in the Belgrave area of Leicester after a major factory fire have now reopened, police have said.
The fire which broke out on Ross Walk on Monday was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.
All roads closed due to factory fire in Ross Walk earlier this week are now open.
Road closures are still in place around the scene of a factory fire in Leicester, police have confirmed.
Ross Walk and Marjorie Street remain closed following the fire which broke out on Monday. Crews were putting out the final small pockets of fire this afternoon.
UPDATE | Ross Walk and Marjorie Street are closed between Westbourne Street and Garfield Street following the large factory fire on 28 Dec.
Demolition began today on a factory in Leicester which was destroyed by fire earlier this week.
Watch the demolition teams in action below:
A huge fire at a factory in Leicester is 'believed' to have been caused by an electrical fault in the wiring, according to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
The factory on Ross Walk was gutted after the fire began on Monday. Investigations on the site have now been completed and demolition of the factory began earlier.
Damping down and turning over has resumed now the investigation has been completed, with small pockets of fire being extinguished.
Demolition work has begun on a factory destroyed by a serious fire earlier this week in Leicester.
Investigators had been working on the site to establish what caused the fire, which began on Monday and led to people in the surrounding area being evacuated.
Fire services have lifted the earlier warning for closing doors and windows on Barlow Road in Coventry.
Update Coventry fire there is no need to keep windows/doors closed any more. Crews are still dealing with a fire but smoke isn't a problem
The precaution of closing doors and windows has now been lifted for Coventry Potters Green fire. Crews still on scene dealing with fire
West Midlands Fire Service are still at the scene investigating the cause of the fire:
We have had 6 breathing apparatus wearers tackling the Potters Geeen fire. Cause of fire is under investigation,smoke in area is now limited
West Midlands Fire Service are dealing with a large factory fire on Barlow Road in Coventry:
Due to a large factory fire in Barlow Road, Potters Green, Coventry we are asking local residents to keep windows and doors closed