Dramatic images show crews battling another severe fire at former nursing home in Walsall

Dramatic images show crews battling the third severe blaze in just three months at a former nursing home in Walsall.

The fire at the former nursing home on Slaney Road in Pleck
The fire at the former nursing home on Slaney Road in Pleck

Residents were urged to close their windows and doors as smoke billowed from the derelict building.

The fire broke out on Slaney Road in Pleck just after midnight and was described as 'severe' by crews.

The fire at the former nursing home on Slaney Road in Pleck

Crews were previously called to fires at the building at the start of November and again back in July, both believed to have been started deliberately.

The cause of the latest blaze remains unknown but an investigation was today under way.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire and Rescue said: "Crews are in attendance at a six pump fire in Pleck, Walsall. Incident involves severe fire in complex two storey building. This is a void property - former nursing home. Police and ambulance also requested."

The fire at the former nursing home on Slaney Road in Pleck
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