Firefighters Tackle Dudley Factory Fire

Factory fire in Netherton collapsed roof, damaged more than half the building

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Pic: West Midlands Fire Service

At 10pm, six fire crews were sent to Dudley after a fire broke out in a factory on Halesowen Road, Netherton.

Residents were made to evacuate the area as up to 30 firefighters fought the blaze. The teams involved were from Oldbury, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Haden Cross, Tipton and Dudley.

The fire services managed to get the fire under control at around 1.15am. An aerial platform was used so that it could not spread to neighbouring buildings.

Three-quarters of the factory was damaged and the roof has allegedly collapsed.

Neil Griffiths, Group Commander, said “we’ve got six fire engines and a hydraulic platform in use.

“The first fire engine was here in under five minutes which had a really good impact on us being able to control the fire.

“We’re going to be here for a significant amount of time to put out the fire but also to establish the cause.”

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