Fire at premises, Stratford Road, Hockley Heath

30 firefighters tackling blaze in Hockley Heath



Published on 2 August 2023
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Stratford Rd, Hockley Heath, Solihull B94 6QS, UK

Shortly after 1.45pm on Wednesday (2 August), we responded to a fire at premises on Stratford Road, Hockley Heath.

Four fire engines, two 4x4 Brigade Response Vehicles and a hydraulic aerial platform are at the scene. They are crewed by around 30 firefighters from Solihull, Billesley, Hay Mills, Highgate and Ward End fire stations.

The fire has affected around half of a single-storey, brick-built detached building.

A main jet and a hose reel have been in use, and two propane cylinders have been moved to a safe location.

A section of the road close to the incident has been closed in both directions. A plan is being formulated with West Midlands Police to re-open the road when it is safe to do so. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

No casualties have been reported.

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Crews are still currently in attendance at this incident and have made good progress. We've scaled down our resources at the scene to two fire engines.

The fire affected around 50% of the building. Around 30% of the roof of the property has collapsed.

Crews, using breathing apparatus, have been utilising 4 main jets and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and damp down any hot spots. Our hydraulic aerial platform has also attended to assist with firefighting and access from height.

A total of six people evacuated before the arrival of the fire service, with no injuries reported.

Crews continue to damp down and are awaiting the arrival of a structural engineer to assess the property.


A thorough check of the building was conducted during a revisit at around 11pm. Thermal imaging showed no signs of any hotspots. A handover has been completed with the site owner this morning.

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