Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, UK
Shortly after 2.05am on Sunday (7 January), we responded to Stafford Road, Wolverhampton.
Eight fire engines and an aerial hydraulic platform from Black Country Fire Stations initially responded, the first arriving within four minutes of being mobilised.
This was a fire in a single-story factory unit measuring 20×30 metres.
At the height of the fire, 40 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze. They were supported by drone operations and our specialist technical rescue team, who created several access points at the site.
The A449 was closed to allow hydrant supply to crews working at the scene. It has since re-opened.
Four fire engines remain at the scene, as we work to fully extinguish this fire. It is expected our presence will remain throughout the day and into the night.
Crews have visited the site throughout the night to extinguish hotspots, which still remain. Firefighters will continue to extinguish these throughout the day.
A structural engineer is due to visit the site today.
Our Fire Investigators believe this fire started accidentally.