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Lightning strikes amid bad weather


Fire Control have been very busy with storm related calls including an uprooted 40ft conifer in Stoneleigh Rd Birchfield, no injuries.


Several calls recieved to premises hit by lightning in Northfield, Stirchley & Wollescote areas.

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.


West Midlands drivers urged not to go through flood water


Fire Control have taken several calls to people stranded in vehicles in flood water. Please do not drive in to flood water or through fords

West Midlands Fire Service are urging people in the region not to drive through water.

Staff say they have already dealt with several calls from people stranded in their vehicles.


Firefighters withdrawn as bowling alley could collapse


Strykers fire, building showing sever signs of collapse, all fire fighter have been withdrawn from inside, multiple water jets & H/P in use.

West Midlands Fire Service are tweeting live updates about tonight's large blaze at a disused bowling alley in Wolverhampton.

The latest update states the building is showing severe signs it could collapse, so all crew members tackling the blaze from inside have been withdrawn.

Picture: Fire ravages disused bowling alley in Wolverhampton

Street view of bowling alley before fire devastation

Google street view showing the Strykers bowling alley when it was open Credit: Google Street View

This image from Google Street view shows the Stryker bowling alley before this evening's devastating fire.

Around 70 fire fighters are tackling a huge blaze at the site on Shaw Street in Wolverhampton which broke out this afternoon.

The fire service says a large part of the building has collapsed. It's not thought anyone was inside the building which has been closed since October.

Fire ravages disused bowling alley in Wolverhampton

PIcture showing bowling alley fire Credit: Karen Lissimore

Eyewitness Karen Lissimore has sent in this photo of the severe fire currently being tackled by around 70 firefighters at a disused bowling alley in Wolverhampton.

Crews were called to the former Strykers alley on Shaw Road in the city, which suddenly closed in October.

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