Hampton Football Club Fire, Field Lane, Solihull

Fire crews extinguish fire in football club bar in Solihull



Published on 1 August 2023
This incident is closed
Crews attended in under 3 minutes

Hampton Football Club, Field Lane, Birmingham, Solihull, UK

Shortly after 5.05am on Tuesday (1 August), we responded to a fire at Hampton Football Club on Field Lane, Solihull.

Five fire engines and a 4×4 Brigade Response Vehicle attended this scene, crewed by firefighters from Solihull, Sheldon, Bickenhill, Hay Mills, Highgate and Ward End. The first crew arrived at the scene within three minutes of being mobilised.

This was a fire affecting the bar area in a single-storey building. A ground floor cellar and a pitched roof insulated with straw and wooden panelling were 100% damaged by fire in this area. Crews worked in the first instance to confine the fire to this area to prevent significant fire spread to the nearby changing room facilities.

13 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two main jets and two hose reels at the scene to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters removed fascias and roof panels to gain access to the roof space, which showed signs of collapse due to fire damage.

A partial closure of Lugtrout Lane from Field Lane to Hampton Lane was implemented whilst crews worked to bring this incident to a close. These roads have now reopened.

We have now scaled down our presence at the scene. One fire engine remains to aid with damping down, whilst firefighters continue to remove debris from the affected building.

We will be conducting re-visits throughout the day to check for hotspots.

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Updates for this incident


Fire Investigation Officers are now at the scene. They are being assisted by a crew.


Crews have re-visited the site on a number of occasions to check for hotspots with a thermal imaging camera. Our last visit was in the early hours of the morning.

Investigations into this case continue.


The fire is being treated as suspicious. Our investigations continue alongside those of West Midlands Police.

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