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Four people trapped in severe house fire in West Bromwich

Fire crews have been in attendance at a severe house fire in Guns Village, West Bromwich, where people have been trapped inside a property.

Four people were inside the house at the time of the fire but two had managed to exit before the fire service had arrived.

Two males were then rescued using ladders and breathing apparatus brought out.

The details of the casualties are unknown at present but West Midlands Fire Service tweeted to say that thankfully all persons had been accounted for and that the fire is now extinguished.

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Sixty firefighters tackle serious blaze at former Birmingham social club

More than sixty firefighters are tackling a serious fire at Ruskin Hall, a former social club in Victoria Road, Aston, Birmingham.

Local residents are being urged to keep their windows and doors shut due to the amount of smoke.

West Midland Police say there are no known casualties.


Crews damping down after fire destroys luxury cars

Crews are now damping down after a fire destroyed several luxury vehicles at a repair shop in Wordsley in Stourbridge this afternoon.

Eight pumps had to attend Central Sports Cars to put out the blaze.

Firefighters damp down following the blaze Credit: Brierly Hill Fire Station
Central Sports Cars in Wordsley Credit: Brierly Hill Fire Station

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.


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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