Building Yard fire, Wolverhampton

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Published on 16 October 2023
This incident is closed

Spring Road, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, UK

Shortly after 4.05pm on Friday 13 October, we responded to an incident on Spring Road, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton.

Seven fire engines and a 4×4 brigade response vehicle responded, crewed by 42 firefighters.

This was a fire in the front yard of a builders merchant, involving approximately 35 tonnes of timber and a forklift truck.

Firefighters were at the scene for several hours, and extinguished the fire before hecking for hotspots with a thermal imaging camera.

Spring Road was closed by police for a time but reopened when firefighting operations ended..

We left the scene at 10.49pm.

A crew returned to the site twice through the night and into Saturday morning to check for hotspots, but none were found.

We believe this fire started accidentally.