Homes evacuated after warehouse fire in Oldbury-on-Severn
By matt_2009 | Friday, October 12, 2012, 10:41
Several homes were evacuated after a fire at a warehouse in Oldbury-on-Severn last night (Thursday 11 October).
Fire crews were called to the scene at about 7pm after reports of a blaze at the building at West Marsh Lane. Upon arrival the building - measuring about 60m by 10m, and divided into four smaller industrial units – was well alight.
A fire service spokesman said: "There were five LPG cylinders affected by the fire, as well as an acetylene gas cylinder, one oxygen cylinder and two air compressors.
"Because of this, a 200-metre cordon was established which led to around half a dozen nearby homes being evacuated as a safety precaution."
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hose reels and other specialist equipment to tackle the blaze.
At around 11.15pm police officers were able to escort local residents back into their homes.
There were no reports of any injuries and firefighters believe that the blaze was started accidentally.
Three pumps remained at the scene throughout the night damping down and ensuring that the fire did not re-start.