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Mark Annetts was at work when the distillery factory went up in flames in Oldbury. His wife rang him to tell him what was happening.
Nearly 200 residents will be allowed to return to their homes this morning, now that the Oldbury factory fire has been extinguished.
Those that had to leave their homes spent the night in evacuation centres.
Police and fire crews arrived at the scene at 10am yesterday (26th November)
The fire was extinguished at around 3am this morning (27th November).
Roads immediatley around the factory were closed due to the risk of explosion. One man was treated in hospital for burn injuries to his hands and back.
Some roads do still remain closed this morning whilst the emergency services clear the site, they are:
• Crosswells road between the junctions Thompson Road and Bloxcidge Street
• Hall Street
• Vicarage Street
West Midlands Ambulance crews have stood down from the scene of the Oldbury factory fire now the blaze has been extinguished.
Paramedics from the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent into the plant, along with fire crews and a specialist engineer to turn off valves and secure the site, late last night.
The fire was declared as out at around 3am this morning (27th November).
A fire at an alcohol distillery in the Black Country has now been put out. Crews are still in attendance damping down small pockets of heat and a 100m cordon is in place around the building. Residents are being asked to stay away until later this morning
More than 100 fire fighters have been tackling a major fire at a distillery in Oldbury. It started at Alcohol Ltd on Crosswells Road in Langley Green this morning.
It spread quickly to a nearby warehouse containing chemicals. One man was hurt and more than 50 homes were evacuated. Balvinder Sidhu reports.
Service suspended on London Midland between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction due to emergency services dealing with a fire at Langley Green. Tickets being accepted on Midland Metro and National Express West Midlands bus services
Around 100 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a distillery in the Black Country.
As this footage shows firefighters are trying to prevent the fire from spreading further.
The fire service have evacuated residents to nearby Moat Farm Junior school as they extend the cordoned off area from 100 to 200 metres.
Loud explosions inside the factory can be heard every few minutes in the surrounding area.
Police have closed the roads in the surrounding area.