Shortly after 4.15pm on 14 September 2022, we were alerted to a severe fire in the roof of an events hall in Hockley Circus, Birmingham, covering approximately 5000 square metres of a 2 story building.
At the height of the fire 15 Fire engines, 4 brigade response vehicles, 3 hydraulic platforms and over 100 fire fighters were in attendance, the first arriving in under 5 minutes.
We are working on scene with the Police, Ambulance and other partner agencies. Our crews are making good progress as they work to bring the fire under control.
Whitmore street remains closed and we encourage people to avoid the area. Those living in close proximity are encouraged to keep windows and doors closed.