Cannabis factory in Moseley causes house fire - road closure in place

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West Midlands Fire Service said 30 firefighters have attended the fire on Alcester Road, Moseley overnight (August 3)

People have been asked to avoid a road in Moseley, Birmingham as firefighters are tackling a house fire. Alcester Road has been reduced to one lane in both directions and West Midlands Police are assisting with traffic management as crews continue work to secure the property.

Shortly after 12.20 am on Thursday (3 August), West Midlands Ambulance Service responded to a fire on Alcester Road, in the Moseley area of Birmingham. The fire took place in a three-storey mid-terraced house and affected the adjoining property.

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West Midlands Fire Service said 32 firefighters from several Birmingham fire stations attended, with seven fire engines and a hydraulic aerial platform in use. The fire was out by 4.30am and no casualties were reported.

During a revisit this morning, crews assisted with covering the roof, with support provided by a hydraulic aerial platform. Two fire engines and a specialist Technical Rescue vehicle are currently at the scene.

West Midlands Police Force Response also sent a team and have launched an investigation. They said the “large fire” at the residential property was caused by a cannabis factory. The investigation is ongoing. We have contacted West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Ambulance fore more information.

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