Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has spent the morning tackling a large fire in Telford.
Fire control received reports of a property fire at 1am Wednesday 1 December at Halesfield Industrial Estate and 12 appliances from around the county were deployed, including the Service’s Command Support Unit (CSU), Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) and support pumps.
Local roads around the area were closed due to smoke emitting from the fire while firefighters worked to bring the blaze under control. The remaining three appliances continue to damp down remaining hotspots within the unit.
Roads have now been re-opened and we continue to work with the Environment Agency to contain any water run-off from the firefighting activity.
A fire investigation has now begun and we will share our findings as soon as we can.
Area Manager, Janette Morris said:
“This was a large-scale incident in a commercial building, with firefighters from across Shropshire in attendance. Officers, crews and fire control staff have worked tirelessly throughout the night to ensure the Service had the right resources in place to tackle this significant blaze, and to prevent the fire spreading to adjacent units.
Roads in the immediate vicinity have now reopened to enable local businesses to return to their premises. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience this morning whilst we brought the fire under control.”
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s on-call crews were heavily involved in responding to this incident. 20 of the Service’s 23 fire stations are staffed by on-call firefighters and we are always looking for new recruits.
If you would like to know more, or would want to apply, visit: shropshirefire.gov.uk/on-call