Fire under railway bridge, Smethwick

Firefighters tackling rubbish fire.



Published on 5 September 2023
This incident is closed
Crews attended in under 3 minutes

Foundry Lane, Smethwick, UK

Shortly before 2.05pm on Tuesday (5 September), we were called to reports of a large amount of rubbish on fire beneath a railway bridge off Foundry Lane in Smethwick.

Four fire engines responded initially, crewed by 19 firefighters from Dudley, Woodgate Valley, Handsworth and Smethwick stations.

Firefighters are working in two locations to extinguish the fire. The first is at Wellington Street and the second is at Vittoria Street.

There have been no casualties in this incident.

At present, there has been no disruption to rail services as we work to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.

Further updates will be posted when we have them.

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We have now left this incident. The fire was extinguished and there was no disruption to any train travel. .

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