Fire at Heath Town’s disused swimming baths

Tudor Road incident is suspected arson

breaking_news_alt_1

Incidents

Published on 1 July 2022
This incident is closed
timer
Crews attended in 3 minutes

Tudor Rd, Heath Town, Wolverhampton WV10 0LT, UK

A severe fire at Heath Town’s disused swimming baths is believed to have been started deliberately.

Thirty firefighters from six Black Country fire stations responded to the incident, which was reported to us at 6.20pm on Thursday 30 June.

Our first crews arrived within three minutes of being mobilised to Tudor Road.

They were met with a fully-developed fire on the ground floor which had started to spread to the first floor, affecting around a third of the building in all.

In spite of challenges presented by the condition of the building, crews had made good progress in bringing the fire under control by around 7pm.

It was confirmed to be out by 8.30pm, when firefighters were damping down remaining hotspots.

Most of our resources had left the scene by 9.20pm.

We made further visits throughout the night to ensure that the fire had not reignited.