Fire in a commercial unit, Holyhead Road, Handsworth

Around 50 firefighters tackle Handsworth fire

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Published on 22 February 2024
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Crews attended in under 3 minutes

Holyhead Road, Birmingham, UK

Shortly after 3.15am on Wednesday (22 February), we attended Holyhead Road in the Handsworth area of Birmingham.

Nine fire engines and a hydraulic aerial platform responded, crewed by around 50 firefighters. The first appliance was at the scene within three minutes of being mobilised.

This was a fire in a single storey commercial unit. Crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire working across three different sectors.

Firefighters were supported by drone operations.

The fire was confirmed to be out at 4.33am. Three fire engines remain at the scene as crews work to extinguish hotspots.

There have been no casualties. West Midlands Police have also been in attendance.

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Crews have made good progress at this incident with our resources at the scene being reduced down to a single fire engine.

That crew has been identifying and damping down remaining hot spots with a hose reel jet.

Crews are liaising with onsite owners and representatives from National Grid and Severn Trent Water who are assisting in making the scene safe.

It’s expected our crews will leave the scene later today, potentially revisiting for inspections as necessary.

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