Fire in disused care home, Pleck, Walsall

Blaze suspected to be arson

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Published on 21 June 2022
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Crews attended in 3 minutes

Slaney Road, Walsall, UK

At 7pm on Monday 20 June several fire crews responded to Slaney Road, Pleck, Walsall.

We had received several 999 calls to a disused residential care home.

The first of our crews arrived three minutes after being mobilised. Around 30 firefighters attended, from our fire stations in Walsall, Willenhall, West Bromwich, Aldridge, Perry Barr and Tipton.

They were met with a severe fire on the ground floor of the three-storey building, which we believe was started deliberately. It was extinguished by 7.50pm.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus conducted a thorough search of the smoke-logged building, after being told it was being used by homeless people. Fortunately, no-one was found inside.