Thirty-five firefighters rush to apartment fire on Birmingham’s Alcester Road South

More than 30 firefighters rushed to the scene of a flat fire in Birmingham. At 12:02 p.m., seven fire engines and 35 firefighters were dispatched to the Alcester Road South blaze.

The public was asked to avoid the area while officers from Billesley, Kings Norton, Highgate, Northfield, Bournbrook and Haymills fought the blaze. The West Midlands Fire Service confirmed that no one was injured in the incident.

Northfield Fire Station tweeted to say it was “quickly extinguished by assertive firefighting, saving adjacent buildings”. West Midlands Fire Service had tweeted: “Our crews are currently dealing with a serious fire at a property on Alcester Road South in Birmingham. Please avoid the area.”

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A spokeswoman for the West Midlands Fire Service said: “We were called to a serious apartment fire at 12:02 pm. The roof was on fire. No one was injured. The fire was extinguished and our crews left early this morning.

Firefighters at the site of the fire on Alcester Road South.

“However, the crews will return this morning for another visit to carry out checks. We have contacted Birmingham City Council, who will be sending their own structural engineers on site today.”

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