Violent Blaze Destroys £100,000 worth of Cars in Small Heath

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Source/Credit: The Birmingham Mail

New footage has been revealed of a fire that decimated an entire Citroen showroom and garage in Small Heath, Birmingham.

Firefighters from Highgate Fire Station rushed to the scene to tackle the gigantic blaze, included among forty firefighters from around the West Midlands. The fire broke out Monday at 9pm and resulted in wide spread damage.

Images from the Birmingham Mail show a ravaged showroom now show piles of charred glass, rubbles and ash along with scorched office equipment: chairs and desk, and most notably the destroyed cars. Dozen of Citroen cars were caught in the blaze, resulting in losses of well over £100,000.

Source/Credit: The Birmingham Mail
Source/Credit: The Birmingham Mail

As of now, the fire is believed to be the work of an arson attack. A man, aged 33, has since been arrested by police. A spokeman from the West Midlands Police said, “A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We were alerted by fire service colleagues at 9.10pm last night to a fire at the Citroen car dealership in Small Heath Highway.

“One lane of the highway remains closed while fire investigators and forensic examiners assess the scene.

“A 33-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested on suspicion of arson.”

A spokesman from Citroën UK and Robins & Day has told the Mail: “We are pleased to report that no-one was injured during the incident and the fire was quickly brought under control.

“We are not able to comment further about the cause of the fire as the incident is the subject of a police investigation.

“Citroën UK and Robins & Day have taken immediate action in support of our customers and anyone affected will be contacted directly.”

 

 

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