Highgate Road, Dudley, UK
At 1.58am in the early hours of Friday 29 April we were alerted to a fire at a scrap yard in Highgate Road, Dudley.
Our initial response comprised four fire engines from Dudley, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge and Haden Cross fire stations. They were joined by three more crews during the night.
At 7am, five crews remained in attendance.
The fire involved a large quantity of scrap material – including metal – and rubbish, covering an area of approximately 30 metres x 20 metres.
By 2.30am the fire had been surrounded and contained. A number of main jets were in use, and on-site staff supported our operations by using a mechanical grabber to break up and move burning material.
Some of the fire engines mobilised were used to set up a water relay from a hydrant which was some distance from the site. Water was also pumped from a nearby canal.
One of our drones was used to assist operational decision making.