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Firefighters Tackling Massive Blaze


Firefighters were last night tackling a massive blaze at an historic listed building in Aston. Crews from 11 fire engines worked through the afternoon to save a final third of the unoccupied structure – built in 1899 – on Belmont Row, Aston.

Fire spread throughout the entire three-storey building.

Flames spread to the roof, causing some of it to collapse, a spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said. Around two thirds of the structure was so badly damaged it could not be saved. Firemen had to concentrate on the remaining third.

Incident involved 75% of second and third floors and roof space. 3 jets, 1 hydraulic platform monitor, 1 hose reel, 2 breathing apparatus were used.

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