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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Bungalow Fire Under Investigation

A fire at a disused Wombourne bungalow has rendered the property unsafe, meaning firefighters are still unable to enter the building. Crews have remained at Poolhouse Nurseries on Poolhouse Road since the blaze started at 12.41am today.

Assistant Area Commander, Paul Richins, said the roof has fallen in on the property. The windows and doors of the building have been boarded up for some time.

"At this stage the fire investigation is underway alongside the police but we are unable to enter the property because it is unsafe."

Paul Richins, Assistant Area Commander

One appliance from Wombourne, Kinver, Codsall and Wolverhampton were sent to the incident as well as the aerial ladder platform from Stafford.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the flames using one hose reel jet. Two main jets were also used in the operation, at the front and rear of the property.

"Firefighters initially gained access to the property to tackle the fire but had to be withdrawn before they could carry out a thorough search because of concerns the building had become structurally unsafe," said Paul.

"At this stage the fire investigation is underway alongside the police but we are unable to enter the property because it is unsafe. Work is currently taking place to try and isolate the electrics but it is a struggle to find a way to do that from outside the building."