Fire in Lichfield Street, Walsall

Blaze appears to have been started deliberately

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Published on 1 September 2022
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Crews attended in 4 minutes

Lichfield Street, Walsall, UK

At 5pm on Wednesday 31 August we responded to a fire in Lichfield Street, Walsall.

The first of seven fire engines arrived at the scene four minutes after being mobilised.

An aerial platform and one of our drones were also sent.

Firefighters found an outbuilding well alight, behind void properties in close proximity to each other to which the fire had spread.

Crews wore breathing apparatus and used main jets and hose reel jets to tackle the fire, which they had brought under control by 6.15pm.

It appears that the fire was started deliberately.

The last of our crews had left the scene by 12.30am on Thursday, but we returned to the scene that morning to check that there were no remaining hotspots or risk of re-ignition.