Incident Releases

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 13:30 - Fatal fire in Stourbridge flat

 At 10:02 today (Friday 22 March) WMFS’ Fire Control Team received an emergency call to a fire at a flat in Baylie Court, Green Street, Stourbridge.

 Fire appliances from Brierley Hill, Cradley Heath and Dudley Community Fire Stations were sent to the scene and on arrival, crews discovered a fire in the living room of a 10th- floor flat within the 15-storey block...

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:00 - Rowley Regis School Fire

At 16:05on Saturday (2 February), WMFS’ Fire Control team received several calls reporting a fire at the former St Michael’s Church of England School on Thorne Road in Rowley Regis.

At the peak of the incident, seven fire engines from community fire stations around the Black Country attended the scene, with the first appliance – from Oldbury - arriving in less than three and a half...

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 18:30 - Two vehicles collide in Streetly

At 1045 on Saturday morning (2 February)  Fire Control received a call reporting  a road traffic collision in Streetly Lane, Sutton Coldfield. 

Appliances from Sutton Coldfield and Aldridge Community Fire Stations attended the scene of the incident which involved two private motor vehicles in collision on the roadway.

Crews used specialist cutting equipment to free five people...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:45 - Firefighters tackle severe house fire in Walsall

Crews from Bilston and Wednesbury tackled a severe bedroom fire at a house in the Moxley area of Walsall, to which we were called at 8.45am this morning.

There was no-one in the two-storey, brick-built, terraced property at the time, and crews had to force their way in.

The rear, first-floor bedroom was completely damaged by fire, and the rest of the house suffered 50 per...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 12:45 - Kitchen fire in Solihull

Smoke Alarm helps save man from pan fire

A man was led to safety from his Solihull home by firefighters last night after a pan left unattended on a cooker, smouldered in the  kitchen, filling it with toxic smoke.  

West Midlands’ Fire Control team received a  call at 21:55 last night (Monday 14 January) after a smoke alarm sounded.

Two crews from Solihull...

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 14:45 - Two cars collide in Kings Norton

At 2112 on Saturday (12 January) the Fire Control team received a call reporting a road traffic collision on Staple Lodge Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham.  Two fire appliances from Northfield Community Fire Station attended the scene. 

The incident involved two private motor vehicles in a head-on collision. 

Firefighters and paramedics used specialist cutting equipment to remove...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 10:15 - Articulated lorry catches fire

Articulated lorry catches fire on M6 



Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 13:45 - Pan pan fire

Dog rescued after chip pan fire

At 1329 on Monday (7 January), Fire Control  received an emergency call to a fire at a house onBrockhurst Street,Walsall.  Crews from Walsall Community Fire Station attended.

The incident involved a chip pan which had been left on a cooker in the kitchen of the two storey semi-detached property.. 

Two firefighters wearing...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 12:30 - Four In New Year River Rescue

At 2017 on New Years Eve (Monday 31 December), Fire Control received calls  to a water rescue incident atMill Race Lane, Stourbridge. 

Firefighters attending were from Stourbridge and Smethwick Community Fire Stations, together with a  Water Rescue Crew. 

The incident involved four people who had become stranded on a river bank and unable to get to safety.  The group included...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 12:15 - Two Cut Free After Collision

At 0956 on Monday (31 December) Fire Control  received a call from the Ambulance Service to assist ambulance service paramedics, dealing with a road traffic collision with people trapped, on the Alcester Road South in Moseley, Birmingham. 

One appliance from Billesley Community Fire Station and one from Highgate responded.  The incident involved two private motor vehicles in collision...