Electrical fire at factory – Wolverhampton

Supply box connected to 100m x 40m factory unit on fire

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Published on 22 August 2022
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Landport Road, Wolverhampton, UK

Just before 7am on Monday 22 August, we were called to a fire at a non-domestic building on Landport Road, Wolverhampton.

A total of six fire engines and a brigade response vehicle have been in attendance, crewed by firefighters from several stations across the Black Country area.

This incident involved a fire in an external electrical supply box connected to a factory building.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus initially gained access to the building.

One of our hydraulic platforms was brought into use to access the supply box and a drone unit used to monitor the progress of the fire.

Once the fire had been extinguished, our hydraulic platform was used to remove roof panels from the building and identify the extent of the fire damage, which had spread to some refrigeration equipment.

West Midlands Police have been in attendance to monitor local traffic as our efforts continue.

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Our crews have now left the scene.

They will be revisiting the site this evening, to further liaise with on-site management and ensure there are no risks of re-ignition.

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