Hockley Circus fire at New Bingley Hall was ‘accidental’, according to investigations

Fire broke out at the events hall shortly after 4.15pm on 14 September 2022

West Midlands Fire Service have completed their enquiries into the fire at New Bingley Hall on Hockely Circus. The fire investigators said they’re satisfied that the most likely cause of the fire was heat from a blowtorch being used to repair a roof.

Fire broke out at the events hall, New Bingley Hall, shortly after 4.15pm on 14 September 2022. The hall covers approximately 5000 square metres and is a two-storey building.

At the height of the fire 15 Fire engines, four brigade response vehicles, three hydraulic platforms and over 100 fire fighters were in attendance, the first arriving in under 5 minutes.

Hockley Circus fire

The fire crews were damping down until 15 September and remained there overnight to deal with hot spots. On Friday 16 September, investigations into the fire continued. Yesterday the fire service announced: “Our fire investigators have now completed their enquiries.

“They're satisfied that the most likely cause of the fire was heat from a blowtorch being used to repair a roof. It appears to have started accidentally, although the precise cause has yet to be established.”

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