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Adam Wallis, Managing Director of Alcohols Ltd, today apologised to residents living nearby after its factory burnt down last week, causing damage to close by houses.
More than a hundred firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze. John Willats reports.
Alcohols Ltd will hold a meeting with residents tonight after concerns were raised over asbestos on the site.
Denise and Mark Annetts live opposite the factory. They were let back into their home after three days staying with relatives. The side of their house has been left blackened by the smoke, and windows have been damaged. The fire is now out, but they are still worried about the factory itself.
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.
Residents living near an alcohol factory in Oldbury that's been damaged by a severe fire say it should not be rebuilt.
Alcohols Limited was completely destroyed in the blaze. Balvinder Sidhu reports.
John-Paul Benoist was visiting his family in Newcastle when his wife rang him to inform him of the fire.
They spent last night in an evacuation centre and have only returned to their home this afternoon.
Fire officer Mal Fellows describes the site of the Oldbury factory fire.
The site has now been declared safe after the fire was put out by over 100 firefighters.
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