Incident in Park Street, Kidderminster is being scaled down but some restrictions still apply

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The significant incident in Park Street, Kidderminster is being scaled down so there are now four fire engines, plus an aerial ladder platform and an incident command unit, on site, so 20-30 firefighters are present compared with 100-plus at the height of the fire. The fire investigation remains ongoing.

Efforts are being made to reduce the cordon so people outside of that are being allowed back into their homes and businesses.

Any businesses and homes which are directly adjacent to the scene should keep doors and windows closed. Otherwise it can be business as normal.

There is more information and advice from Wyre Forest District Council here.

We would like to express our gratitude to the community for the way they rallied round during a difficult time for everyone.

High on the list is Kidderminster Tesco where our night crews called for supplies.

Although the store was closed, the staff kindly allowed us in and opened a till so we could collect what we needed.

“The manager Rachel was incredibly helpful and extremely generous as they did not charge us for the supplies,” said Station Commander Ady Thompson.

“We are very grateful and this gesture was really appreciated by the crews.”