Factory Fire, Shady Lane, Birmingham

60 firefighters working at factory fire on Shady Lane, Birmingham



Published on 27 December 2023
This incident is closed
Crews attended in under 5 minutes

Shady Lane, Birmingham, UK

Shortly after 8.20am on Wednesday (27 December), we responded to a fire at a factory unit on Shady Lane, in the Queslett area of Birmingham.

Twelve fire engines, three 4×4 brigade response vehicles, and a hydraulic aerial platform are currently in attendance, crewed by around sixty firefighters.

This is a significant fire in a single-storey unit.

There have been no reported casualties at this time.

Colleagues from West Midlands Police are also in attendance, assisting with traffic measures. Shady Lane is closed and local bus routes will be affected as we work at the scene.

If your home or workplace is affected by the smoke plume, please keep your doors and windows closed.

We will continue to update this page as we receive more information

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Updates for this incident

We are reducing our resources at the factory fire on Shady Lane, Queslett, as the fire is now under control.
Six fire engines will remain at the scene, as work continues to fully extinguish the fire. 
Shady Lane remains closed.

Firefighters continue to extinguish pockets of fire at this incident.

Shady Lane is expected to be closed until around 7pm.


We remain on-site but have once again scaled down our resources at this incident and are liaising with the owner of the premises.

Shady Lane has re-opened to traffic.

Windows and Doors can be re-opened.


A night shift relief crew are now on site to assist with the safety of personnel and lighting. Inspections will take place during the night and in the early hours of the morning to check for hotspots.


A full survey of the site has been carried out this morning, and no further hotspots have been identified.

Revisits will continue throughout the day.

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