Huge Wolverhampton fire attended by more than 50 firefighters with …

People are being warned to keep their windows and doors closed following a large fire in Wolverhampton[1]. The blaze broke out at a commercial building in the Eastfield area of the city last night (September 8).

West Midlands Fire Service[2] was called to the scene, just off Hickman Avenue, at around 9pm. At its peak, there were 12 fire appliances in attendance with more than 50 firefighters in action.

The fire had to be extinguished from outside the building due to concerns over the internal structure collapsing. By 11pm, the crews had the fire under control with the incident then requiring six fire engines and a hydraulic platform.

Firefighters remained there throughout the night to make sure the fire was fully extinguished. The fire service has warned people who live in the local area to keep their windows shut.

Just before 1am this morning, a spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service posted on social media: "Fire service now have the fire under control, we will be remaining on scene throughout the night to ensure the fire is extinguished. Advice remains to keep all windows and doors closed if you are within the local area."


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