Recyclus fire

FOI Number: FOI23109

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Freedom of Information

Published on 6 October 2023

Ref: FOI/23109


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 14th August 2023

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Is it possible to provide the following information regarding the recent fire at the Recyclus battery recycling fire in Wolverhampton – specifically

Cause of fire

FRS response (appliances and equipment) FRS actions Duration of response Cause of fire


Please see below the requested data.


Type    Station

PRL      Fallings Park

BRV     Fallings Park

BRV     Wolverhampton

PRL      Bilston

PRL      Willenhall

PRL      Dudley

PRL      Bloxwich

HP        Walsall

PRL      Handsworth

BRV     Wolverhampton

PRL      Fallings Park


6x BA

2x Hosereel

1x Main Jet

Thermal Imaging Camera,


It is important to note that the equipment list is limited to three selections, meaning not all equipment used will be listed.

Duration of Response: 10 hours 25 minutes

The duration of response is calculated subtracting the last release time from the first on scene time.

Cause of fire: Accidental – Thermal Runaway

PRL = Pump Rescue Ladder (Fire Engine, also referred to astruck, appliance or pump

BRV = Brigade Response Vehicle

HP = Hydraulic Platform (appliance type with rising platform to fight fires at height) 

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