Smethwick factory fire: crews douse roof blaze at Middlemore Industrial Estate

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Several fire crews attended to a fire in Smethwick, last night (May 25). The fire incident has been closed by the firefighters.

On Thursday 25 May, West Midlands Fire Service received a call close to 6pm about a building fire on Middlemore Business Park, Middlemore Road, Smethwick in Birmingham.

The incident involved a fire in the roof space of a factory unit, measuring around 100m x 30m.

Initially, a fire engine and 4x4 brigade response vehicle from Handsworth was mobilised. However, due to 999eye footage received from the scene, Fire Control teams sent an additional two fire engines from Smethwick and Ladywood.

On arrival, fire service crews also requested a further crew and a hydraulic aerial platform, which was mobilised from Oldbury Fire Station.

In totaly, 32 firefighters and four fire engines attended the call.

Factory fire in Smethwick (Photo - West Midlands Fire Service)Factory fire in Smethwick (Photo - West Midlands Fire Service)
Factory fire in Smethwick (Photo - West Midlands Fire Service)

Three main jets were in use to extinguish the fire. Technical rescue teams also attended the incident and used working at height equipment and chainsaws to cut away areas of the roof to allow our firefighters to safely damp down affected areas.