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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire in Kinver

13/09/2011

Five fire crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and neighbouring fire services spent much of last night fighting a fire off the High Street in Kinver.

"Due to the windy conditions last night, it was fairly difficult to control and contain the fire."

Station Manager, Al Bateman

Crews were alerted to the fire at 9pm and a total of 19 people called to report the incident which involved rubbish, trees and a brick garage.

Two hose reel jets and one main jet were used to tackle the fire, which took almost four hours to extinguish.

Station Manager, Al Bateman said: "Due to the windy conditions last night, it was fairly difficult to control and contain the fire which is why we required five fire engines to tackle it.

"Thankfully the wind direction was blowing away from nearby residential homes otherwise they could have potentially caught fire as well. Crews worked hard to extinguish the fire and I would like to thank the local pub, the White Heart, for providing free soft drinks and toilet facilities for the crews.

"We will be carrying out a join fire and police investigation this morning to establish the cause of the fire."

Crews in attendance from Staffordshire were Penkridge, Wombourne and Codsall and they closed the incident at 12.50am last night.