Industrial Unit Fire, Kingswinford

60 firefighters tackle Kingswinford fire

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Published on 30 November 2023
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Pensnett Trading Estate, Kingswinford, UK

Shortly after 4am on (Thursday) 30 November, we responded to Pensnett Trading Estate on First Avenue, Kingswinford.

Twelve fire engines crewed by around 60 firefighters from Black Country fire stations attended the scene. Two hydraulic aerial platforms were also mobilised.

This is a fire in a two-storey industrial unit measuring 50m x 20m, which is entirely affected by fire. Parts of the building have collapsed. Crews have surrounded the fire and it is under control, but hasn’t yet been fully extinguished. Crews have been supported by a drone.

Police and Ambulance colleagues have also been in attendance. There have been no casualties.

Traffic is heavy due to our presence in the area and a number of bus routes have been impacted.

Local residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed at this time.

This is a live incident, we will update this page with further information.

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We are scaling down our response to this incident to three fire engines and a single hydraulic aerial platform.

The fire is under control and only small pockets of fire remain. Crews continue to work at the scene to fully extinguish the blaze.

The site has been reopened and most premises are accessible.

Some disruption to certain sites at the estate will remain.

Windows and doors can be re-opened.

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We have further scaled down our operations at this incident with good progress continuing to be made.

Two fire engines and an aerial platform remain at the scene, extinguishing hotspots in the unit. More than half of the building has collapsed, including the first floor.

There have been no casualties at this incident.

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Crews revisited the unit several times throughout the night.

Hotspots continue to be discovered, and these will be extinguished by firefighters who attend the scene.

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‘From the scene examination conducted by our Fire Investigation Team, it has been concluded that the fire at Pensnett Trading Estate was most likely to have started accidentally.’

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