Dramatic photos reveal true scale of Wolverhampton fire

Dramatic photos show the scale of the fire that tore through several factory units on Monday evening.

Flames and smoke poured into the sky. Photo: Richard Bennett
Flames and smoke poured into the sky. Photo: Richard Bennett

At one point more than 100 firefighters and 28 fire engines were at the scene of the blaze at a site off Lower Horseley Fields.

The building, which is near houses and railway lines, led to trains being cancelled and the closure of nearby roads, with West Midlands Fire Service declaring it a major incident.

Plumes of smoke were seen from up to 15 miles away. Photo: Nathan Fletcher/PA Wire
The fire started at around 9pm on Monday. Photo: Mitchell Evans
A major incident was declared by the fire service
WMFS said more than 100 firefighters were on the scene where the 200m-squared fire engulfed multiple factory units. Photo: West Midlands Fire Service/PA Wire
Firefighters were still dampening the site this morning.
The sites were still emitting plumes of smoke and fire come the morning.
A bird's eye view of the site, still will heavy smoke and some areas still on fire. Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire
The sheer destruction caused by the blaze. Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire
Willenhall road remains closed by police as the fire is still being tackled.
A bird's eye view of the site. Jacob King/PA Wire.
Willenhall Road closed by police as fire crews continue to put out the fire completely.
The factory units have been destroyed
Willenhall Road closed by police as fire crews continue to put out the fire completely.
50 firefighters remain at the scene
The smoke could be seen from up to 15 miles away.

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