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Over 40 firefighters tackle a large fire Kidderminster

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Yesterday (9 November) at approximately 13:40, HWFRS responded to reports of a large fire at an industrial unit in Broad Street, Kidderminster.

Over 40 firefighters and eight fire engines, including appliances from West Midlands Fire Service and Staffordshire Fire Service, tackled the fire using jets and an Aerial Ladder Platform. The cause of the fire is believed to be due to a welding process, which ignited some flammable liquid.

Due to the severity of the fire, West Mercia Police cordoned off the road and nearby residents were asked to keep windows and doors closed.

Group Commander Dan Quinn said: "Upon arrival, the building was well alight. Fortunately, the fire was swiftly brought under control by the fire crew's and damping down has continued throughout the night."

He continued: "I'd like to thank all of the emergency services involved, whose excellent team work ensured that fire was put out quickly and safely."

Damping down continues today, with one appliance at the scene which is expected to be there until the early evening.

Overall, three business units were involved in the fire; one being 100% destroyed, the second 50% and the third with unknown damage. One worker, who attempted to tackle the fire, also received minor injuries.

All roads in the area have now reopened.

Issued by:

Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: 01905 368 319