Cars caught in fire as arsonist targets industrial estate

By Jamie Brassington | Willenhall | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Three cars and gas cylinders were involved in a severe fire after an arson attack at a Black Country industrial estate.

The aftermath of the arson attack in Willenhall

Petrol was poured on top of rubbish before being set alight at PDH Industrial Estate in Watery Lane, Willenhall, on Wednesday.

The road was closed as 13 firefighters tackled the blaze after being called to the scene at around 6.45pm.

Smoke could be seen billowing into the air

Watch commander Brian Worrallo from West Midlands Fire Service confirmed the incident was "100 per cent arson".

The blaze spread from the rubbish to three vehicles, propane cylinders and metal containers.

Plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing into the air until the blaze was extinguished at around 8pm.

Firefighters pumped water to tackle the blaze

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: "This was a severe fire involving a quantity of rubbish, three vehicles, an unknown number of propane cylinders and metal containers."

Firefighters used two hose-reel jets to tackle the blaze.

Two fire engines and a response vehicle were sent from Wolverhampton, Fallings Park and Bloxwich fire stations.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
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