Fire in disused gym, Shirley Road, Acocks Green

A fire has affected the disused gym near a Birmingham leisure centre, six crews are tackling the blaze.



Published on 12 August 2022
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Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, Shirley Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, UK

Four crews are in attendance near Fox Hollies Leisure centre on Shirley Road, Acocks Green after a fire started in a disused gym there. We were called at 12:22 today.

Crews have confirmed the fire in the gym and are working to extinguish it. We have a total of six crews in attendance.

One of our aerial drones is being brought into use to aid and support firefighting efforts.

Local residents and businesses are requested to keep their windows and doors shut, particularly if smoke from this incident is drifting near to their property.

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Crews have confirmed this incident involves an annex, formally used as a gym, on the leisure centre site. It is not attached to the main sports centre.

The property affected has multiple seats of fire. Currently, crews have one hose reel jet, one main jet, and 12 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackling the fire.

There are currently not believed to be any injuries or casualties involved.

West Midlands Police, West Midlands Ambulance and a representative of the leisure centre are all on-site assisting our crews.


The fire has now been confirmed as extinguished.

All persons have been accounted for.

The incident will shortly be scaled down.

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