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10 fire engines called to Digbeth fire

10 fire engines and the ambulance service were called to the fire Credit: Scott Hawkins ?@wmasshawkins

40 firefighters and 10 fire engines were called to a severe fire on the High Street in Deritend earlier this morning.

On their twitter account the fire service said two people jumped from the upper floor to escape the fire. They were treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation. 11 other people were also evacuated.

The fire service say the fire is now being damped down and that it involved multiple properties including a three-story Victorian building.

The road has been closed and the electricity supply isolated to buildings from Heath Mill Lane to Adderley Street.


Two jailed for killing woman in Birmingham house fire

Two women have been sentenced to a total of 24 years in jail for killing a woman after setting fire to a house in Birmingham.

Nussrat Khatoon from Kings Heath was sentenced to 14 years in prison after setting fire to her former husband's home and killing a woman staying there.

Nussrat Khatoon and Tina Andrews set fire to the house Credit: ITV News Central

Tina Andrews from Small Heath was sentenced to 10 years.

Burnt out window Credit: ITV News Central

Khatoon and her husband divorced four weeks into their marriage and she began a campaign of harassment against him.

Fire service say Bulwell fire was 'accidental'

The fire service believe a fire started at Bulwell in Nottingham this morning was accidental.

Around 30 fire fighters were called to a paint and pallet factory which was on fire. A 200 metre cordon was set up around the factory because a cylinder was inside the building. It has now been reopened although three fire engines are still there.


Exclusion zone still in place around Nottingham fire

An exclusion zone is still in place as a result of the fire at a paint factory in Bulwell, Nottingham.

Exclusion zone is in place Credit: ITV News Central

A man who came to use the nearby Bulwell Riverside leisure centre has parked on a street inside the zone and has been waiting since midday to get to his car.

Exclusion zone is in place Credit: ITV News Central

Residents whose homes are within the zone are also not being allowed in.

Fire has caused a 200metre hazard zone Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham trams replaced by buses during fire

Chief Fire Officer Calls for review of sky lanterns

The Chief Fire Officer of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is calling for an urgent review of sky lanterns, also known as Chinese Lanterns, after a “devastating fire” at a caravan park last week.

The incident, on Sunday, November 24th at Croft Farm Leisure Park, Bredons Hardwick, Worcestershire, destroyed more than 80 towing caravans and mobile homes in storage.

Although firefighters stopped the fire from spreading to a 2,000 litre LPG storage vessel, the damage caused to the site and the caravans was severe. Both HWFRS and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service deployed a significant amount of fire engines to bring the blaze under control.

Factory fire shuts down tram & train lines in Nottingham

Map showing the location of the fire at a pallet and paint factory in Bulwell. Credit: ITV News Central

A fire at a paint and pallet factory in Bulwell in Nottingham has closed tram and tram lines next to the blaze.

The fire at a unit on Coventry Road broke out at around 11:30am, and more than 30 fire fighters are continuing to tackle the flames.

Surrounding homes have been evacuated because of the risk gas cylinders at the factory could explode.

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