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Packaging factory goes up in flames

A packaging factory in Wolverhampton has gone up in flames overnight, with over 50 firefighters called in to tackle the blaze.

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The fire started at around 10.30pm and over 50 firefighters were called to fight the fire

The fire started at around 10.30pm on Wednesday, January 9th, with the West Midlands Fire Service posting on its Twitter account: ‘We currently have a large fire in a warehouse on Lanesfield Drive, Wolverhampton. 6 fire engines and a hydraulic platform in attendance.”

Over 50 firefighters fought to extinguish the fire, with the incident still ongoing the next morning.

The building is believed to be the factory unit of Network Packaging, a packaging material and equipment distributor.

After a whole night of tackling the blaze the fire is now out, but crews will be on site all day to dampen down any remaining areas of fire. Image: Twitter

The firm is an ISO certified business and operates from three warehouses at its Wolverhampton site.

Speaking to the Express & Star at the scene of the fire, station commander, Alex Shapeland, says: “All of the building has been damaged in the fire. The fire is now out but the crews will remain at the scene for most of the day to dampen down any remaining areas of fire.

“It’s too early to say what caused the fire, but as soon as it is safe to do so, fire investigation officers will start their enquiries.”

All of the building has been damaged in the fire. The fire is now out but the crews will remain at the scene for most of the day to dampen down any remaining areas of fire

As reported by the Express & Star, Network Packaging says: "The fire was restricted to one of our four units on site which is used to store packaging materials and some vehicles.

"We want to thank the West Midlands Fire Service, who remain on site, for their speedy response. We will investigate the cause of this fire."

If you have any news, please email carys@linkpublishing.co.uk, or join in with the conversation on Twitter.


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