Van goes up in flames during rush hour in Wolverhampton city centre

By Annabal Bagdi | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Flames engulfed a van and sent thick smoke billowing into the sky above rush-hour traffic in Wolverhampton.

The van on fire in Stafford Street, Wolverhampton

A nine-strong crew of firefighters rushed to the scene in Stafford Street after the van caught fire .

The Drives4U van burned fiercely on the side of the road opposite Kwik Fit near the University of Wolverhampton.

About half of the white van burst into flames just before 4.30pm on Wednesday, West Midlands Fire Service said.

Firefighters tackle the blaze

A spokesman added: "We had a call at 4.18pm to a Kwik Fit workshop in Stafford Street.

"We sent a crew from Wolverhampton and Fallings Park.

"We responded in just over four minutes and 20 seconds."

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi

Senior reporter based at head office in Wolverhampton. Get in touch on 01902 319 229 or at

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