The managing director of a Black Country factory which burnt down last week has apologised to residents living nearby. Many homes had to be evacuated and houses next to the site were damaged, with windows melting in the intense heat.
More than a hundred firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze at Alcohols Limited on Crosswells Road in Oldbury on Monday last week. It spread quickly to a nearby warehouse containing chemicals, and took fire crews more than 24 hours to put out.
Today the managing director of Alcohols Ltd, Adam Wallis, told ITV Central that he recognised the fire was traumatic for residents, and he was very sorry.
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