Large fire at Hockley Circus event hall: Investigations into accidental fire continue

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The incident took place shortly after 4.15pm on (Wednesday) 14 September 2022 and is closed

A fire that took place at an event hall in Hockley Circus was declared to be accidental. The fire was located within the roof space of the building, the West Midlands Fire Service said.

“Our investigations into the fire continue. It appears to have started accidentally, although the precise cause has yet to be established,” the fire service said.

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The incident took place shortly after 4.15pm on (Wednesday) 14 September 2022. The West Midlands Fire Service was alerted to a severe fire in the roof of an events hall in Hockley Circus, Birmingham, covering approximately 5000 square metres of a two-storey building.

Hockley Circus fire (credit: West Midlands Fire Service)Hockley Circus fire (credit: West Midlands Fire Service)
Hockley Circus fire (credit: West Midlands Fire Service) | Hockley Circus fire (credit: West Midlands Fire Service)

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 five minutes.

The fire was brought under control on Thursday. The fire service last said crews continued to damp down on (Thursday) 15 September.

“Throughout Friday (16 Sept) one fire engine and crew have remained at the scene. Supported by our drone team, they have been working to spot and deal with any remaining hotpots.

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“We expect to be at the scene, or make revisits, throughout the weekend.

“Members of our Technical Rescue Unit are also likely to be there at times, to advise on accessing certain areas of the premises,” the fire service said.

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