Fire at Great Bridge, Tipton.

Approximately 200 tonnes of plastic well alight.



Published on 7 February 2024
This incident is closed

Great Bridge, Tipton, UK

At approximately 15:20 on Wednesday 7th February, we responded to reports of smoke at a premises at Great Bridge, Tipton.

Five fire engines, crewed by firefighters from Tipton, West Bromwich, Dudley, Bilston, and Wednesbury initially responded. Our hydraulic aerial platform was also mobilised.

This incident involved approximately 200 pallets of plastic crating on fire. Crews tackled the fire using main jets and hose reels. Our high volume water pumping unit was initially requested to help with water supply, but has since been stood down.

At approximately 16:24, the fire was confirmed to be out. Crews will remain in attendance whilst they dig out and turn over debris from the fire.

West Midlands Police have been in attendance, and the fire is suspected to have started deliberately.