WATCH: Two grass fires tackled amid sweltering weather

By Tom Oakley | Tipton | News | Published:

Firefighters across the Black Country tackled grass fires at two spots – as the hot weather continues to test West Midlands Fire Service.

Crews work to put out the fire. Picture: John Kennett/@WMFS_PICS

Four crews were called to a huge grassland fire, in St Anne’s Road, Willenhall.

Water jets and beaters were use to extinguish the blaze, which started before 5.30pm and spread to 100 metres by 40 metres in size.

The blaze in Tipton. Picture: John Kennett/@WMFS_PICS
Crews at the scene. Picture: John Kennett/@WMFS_PICS

Crews from Fallings Park, Walsall, Bilston and West Bromwich Fire Station were in attendance.

Meanwhile, in Tipton, firefighters attended a similar incident on Batmans Hill, off Turton Road.

The blaze unfolded at about 7pm and two pumps from Haden Cross and Dudley Fire Stations were called.

Both blazes, which took place on Wednesday night, had been extinguished by 8pm.


A West Midlands Fire spokesman said: “We attended a secondary fire in the opening in the Princes End area of Tipton.

“The call came in at 7.22pm and our crews were sent out to Turton Road.

"It was a 999 call to a fire in the open. Eight firefighters from Haden Cross and Dudley Fire Station attended the incident.

“Our crews left the scene at exactly 8pm.”

The fire service has been running its Play It Cool! campaign to stop people lighting avoidable fires in the hot weather.

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email or call 01902 319482.


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