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Six luxury cars destroyed by flames in Stourbridge fire

Luxury vehicles were destroyed in the blaze Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Emergency services have confirmed that six luxury vehicles were destroyed by a fire at a vehicle repair shop in Wordsley in Stourbridge.

They managed to save five other cars using eight fire engines at the height of the fire.

Luxury cars were also destroyed in a fire at a Digbeth car workshop last month. Read more here.

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Eight fire engines battle fire involving multiple cars in building in Wordsley

Eight fire engines and a hydraulic platform are currently being used to deal with a fire involving multiple cars in a building.

Emergency services are warning people to avoid the incident which began on Plant Street in Wordsley near Stourbridge.

Emergency services have confirmed that the whole roof of the building has been affected. Firefighters are fighting the blaze from outside for their own safety.

Fire crews called to gas explosion in Great Barr

The explosion happened in Great Barr Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Two fire crews were called to the scene of a gas explosion in Great Barr this morning.

West Midlands fire service received a 999 call reporting the sound of an explosion just before 09:30am this morning.

Eight firefighters from West Bromwich went to the scene, where there was a small fire which was already out on arrival. Evidence suggests it was the result of a gas explosion at the semi-detached property.

The gas and electricity has been isolated and an ambulance called for precautionary checkups, although there is no suggestion that anyone has been injured at this stage.

A structural engineer has also been called to check the property.

Crews called overnight to severe factory fire in Bilston

West Midlands Fire Service Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Multiple crews from West Midlands Fire Service were involved overnight in dealing with a severe factory fire on Chestom Road in Ettingshall near Bilston.

A firefighter helps tackle the fire Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Five pumps, teams with breathing apparatus and a hydraulic platform were used to tackle the fire.

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City centre road shut due to underground explosion

West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service have been called to an incident in Birmingham city centre involving an electrical underground explosion which has dislodged a quantity of paving slabs.

The emergency services were called just after 7pm.

Bennetts Hill is closed between Waterloo and New Street while the situation is dealt with.

It's not believed anyone has been injured.

Suspected gas explosion rips apart flats injuring two

Fire crews are investigating whether the blast was caused by a gas explosion Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Two men have suffered serious burns after an explosion at a flat in Birmingham.

The emergency services were called to the flats in Northfield shortly after 8.00pm last night Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Paramedics were called to a property on Aldersmead Road in Northfield just after 8.00pm last night. The cause of the explosion is unknown.

The flats were completely ripped apart by the blast Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers
Two men were taken to hospital with 30 percent blast injuries and burns. Another man was treated for shock. Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

One man in his 30s and another in his 20s were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A shot looking into the kitchen of the downstairs flat, which is thought to be the source of the explosion Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Another man, thought to be in his fifties and living in the flat above where the explosion happened, is being treated for shock and is being cared for by his family.

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