More than a hundred firefighters tackle West Mids blaze

Fire crews tackled a severe fire on the Tyseley Industrial Estate, Birmingham. 

Seven fire engines, two hydraulic aerial platforms, a high-volume water pumping unit and around 35 firefighters were utilised.

As of 9pm on August 10, 100 firefighters were continuing to tackle the incident at a plastics site on Seeleys Road.

Twenty fire engines were at the scene, together with hydraulic aerial platforms and a specialist high-volume water pumping unit.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Sarah Warnes, the Incident Commander, said:

“This has been a significant incident, to which our crews have responded safely, effectively and assertively. 

“In spite of extremely hot and arduous conditions, they have drawn on their skills and professionalism to ensure that the fire has been contained to the one site, saving nearby premises from harm. 

“As well as twenty fire crews we have also had a number of specialist resources at the scene, including our hazardous materials specialists and a high–volume water pumping team.  

“I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of our partners from many other agencies, with whom we will be working tirelessly throughout the night to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.”


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