Building fire in Erdington

Six fire crews at the scene

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Published on 5 June 2023
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Crews attended in 4 minutes

Sutton New Rd, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6TH, UK

At 10.40am on Monday (5 June) we started to receive several 999 calls to a building on fire in Erdington, Birmingham.

Six fire crews responded from a number of city fire stations, with the first arriving four minutes after being mobilised.

The building, believed to be unused commercial premises, is near the junction of Sutton New Road and Summer Road.

Some local roads are closed. People in the area affected by smoke are asked to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution.

This is an ongoing incident. Updates will be added below as information becomes available.

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Sutton New Road and York Road in #Erdington are expected to remain closed until around 1pm, for safety, while firefighting continues.

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We now have a hydraulic aerial platform at the scene, to assist with cutting away and gaining better firefighting access to the roof space of the detached building.

However, we are now looking to reduce the number of other resources we have at the scene.

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Our crews have now left the scene, but will be making revisits to ensure there are no hotspots with the potential to reignite.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

We understand that re-securing of the site is being arranged by the agents who are marketing it.

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