Perry Barr House Fire

Firefighters extinguish house fire during early hours of Thursday morning



Published on 26 October 2023
This incident is closed
Crews attended in under 4 minutes

Walsall Road, Birmingham, UK

Shortly after 1.55am on Thursday (26 October), we responded to Walsall Road in the Perry Barr area of Birmingham.

Four fire engines and two 4×4 brigade response vehicles attended the scene, crewed by 22 firefighters from Aston, Perry Barr, Handsworth and Ladywood stations. The first arrived within four minutes of being mobilised.

This was a fire in the first-floor bedroom of a two-storey detached house.

Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels to extinguish the fire.

One woman was given a precautionary check for smoke inhalation at the scene. There were no other injuries.

Crews damped down and we left the scene at 8.42am.

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From the scene examination conducted by our Fire Investigation Team, it has been concluded that this fire was of a suspicious nature.

A wider investigation with West Midlands Police continues.

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