Arrest made over suspected arson attack at factory unit in Wolverhampton

By Thomas Parkes | Bushbury | Crime | Published:

A fire which engulfed an industrial unit in Wolverhampton is being investigated as arson.

Fire crews from across the city were called to HotSales Ltd, Showell Road in Bushbury, after reports of a factory blaze.

A total of 17 firefighters tackled the fire

It happened at 7.26am today, West Midlands Fire Service confirmed.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of arson after being found on the site, said West Midlands Police.

Enquiries are ongoing in conjunction with the fire service to establish the cause of the fire, the force confirmed.

A total of 17 firefighters from four fire engines tackled the blaze, which was reduced to 14 firefighters an hour later.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "It's a severe fire in a single story factory unit which was 100 per cent involved in the fire.

"This fire is being treated as arson.


"Fire investigation is carrying out enquiries."

The aftermath of the fire
Thomas Parkes

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