Fire in disused office space – Summer Lane, Newtown, Birmingham

Drugs found after fire in disused office space

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Published on 28 April 2022
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Crews attended in under 4 minutes

Summer Lane, Birmingham, UK

At 13:50 on Thursday 28 April, we were called to a fire on the first floor of a low rise building on Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Two fire engines and a brigade response vehicle, crewed by firefighters from Aston and Aldridge, responded – the first crew arrived in less than four minutes.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hose reel jets. Cannabis growing equipment was also found within the property.

Crews awaited the arrival of Western Power – to confirm that electrics in the building were safe – before beginning to dig out damage from the fire.

The incident will be left in the hands of West Midlands Police.