At 9.26pm on Tuesday 24 January we responded to a severe fire in a two-storey flat above shops in Jubilee Crescent, Radford, Coventry.
At its height, we had 10 fire engines and some 50 firefighters in attendance, together with a hydraulic aerial platform. Crews responded from fire stations in Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham.
Our crews faced a number of challenges during the firefighting operation, including the collapse of the loft into the first floor.
They wore breathing apparatus and used hose reels and main jets to bring the fire under control.
The city council opened a local library to provide temporary shelter for residents displaced from several flats. The authority was also due to send a structural engineer to the scene today to assess the fire-affected premises.
This morning, our resources at the scene have been scaled down to one fire engine.