Severe house fire, Sweetman Street, Whitmore Reans

Fire investigators working with police to establish the circumstances of the house fire in Whitmore Reans

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Published on 10 January 2023
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Sweetman Street, Wolverhampton, UK

Just after 3.30am on Tuesday (10 January), we were alerted to a severe house fire in Wolverhampton.

Two fire engines and two 4×4 Brigade Response Vehicles initially responded to Sweetman Street in Whitmore Reans, with the first of our crews arriving three minutes after being mobilised. Three further fire engines were then also deployed.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used hose reels and main jets to tackle the blaze, which affected all of the two-storey mid-terraced building.

A number of occupants are believed to have got themselves out of the property before we arrived. Occupants of four neighbouring homes were also evacuated for safety.

By around 7am, when the fire was confirmed to be out and everyone had been accounted for, we started to scale down our resources at the scene.

As of 9.15am, one fire engine remained at the scene and our fire investigators were working with police colleagues to establish the circumstances.

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Fire investigations have concluded for the day and will continue tomorrow.

West Midlands Police are maintaining a presence at the scene.

Firefighters have continued to check the property affected by the fire, and neighbouring ones, for potential hotspots, although none has been found.

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