Suspected arson – High Street, Brownhills

Severe fire in flat above shop, but no-one hurt

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Published on 20 April 2022
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Crews attended in 4 minutes

High St, Brownhills, Walsall

At 8pm on Monday 18 April we responded to a fire in High Street, Brownhills.

Fire crews from Aldridge, Bloxwich and Cannock attended. The first arrived within four minutes of being mobilised.

This was a severe fire in the living room of a first-floor flat above a business. It is believed to have been started deliberately.

No-one was hurt and the fire was confirmed to be out by 8.45pm. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets to extinguish it.

Around 60 per cent of the flat suffered heat damage and it was affected throughout by smoke.

There was also some smoke and water damage to the business below.