Fire in pizza restaurant, Bristol Road, Selly Oak

Five crews tackled a fire in a terraced block containing a shop and flats above on Bristol Road



Published on 16 May 2022
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Crews attended in 4 minutes

Bristol Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6NA, UK

We were called at 02:42 to reports of a fire in a pizza shop located on Bristol Road, Selly Oak, near the Selly Oak triangle. Our first crew arrived in under 5 minutes.

The incident involved a fire on the ground floor shop, also affecting the first floor flat of the three-storey terraced property.

Crews from Bournbrook, Kings Norton, Woodgate Valley, Northfield and Ladywood attended the incident.

The incident was brought under control by the 25 attending firefighters with 6 wearing breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets and 1 covering jet used. A hydraulic platform was also used to monitor the property from above.

Three occupiers exited the property prior to our arrival and there were no reported injuries. A cat was also removed from one of the flats and returned to its owner.

The cause of the incident is not yet known.

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The incident has been scaled down to 2 fire engines.

The remaining crews are expected to be at the incident for several more hours cutting away, damping down and dealing with hot spots.

Bristol Road is open in both directions.


West Midlands Police have arrested three men on suspicion of arson in relation to this incident.

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