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Chip shop fire

Two fire crews from Bromsgrove and one from Kings Norton (West Midlands) attended, and on arrival, found a fire in one of the fryers at the Lickey Road shop. 

Firefighters in breathing apparatus went into the premises and used a hose reel, two carbon dioxide (CO2) extinguishers and one dry powder extinguisher to bring the fire under control. Crews then used positive pressure ventilation equipment to clear smoke from the premises, and the stop message was given just before 12 midday.

Watch Commander Darren Packwood, who had just started his first shift with Bromsgrove White Watch as the call came in, explained: "Everyone was safely out of the premises as we arrived at the fish and chip shop, and although we were able to bring the fire under control fairly quickly, there was significant heat damage to the shop as well as smoke logging in the flat above."