Crews attend large fire in Tamworth

Update as of 4pm Wednesday 5 October:

Firefighters are scaling down their efforts to tackle a business fire in Riverside Industrial Estate in Tamworth.

The fire is coming under control as crews continue to work to extinguish the fire.

Earlier today, local residents were advised to keep windows and doors closed. This guidance has now been lifted.

However, a number of nearby roads remain closed and motorists are kindly asked to follow the diversions in place.

Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene overnight.

We thank you for your continued patience.

Firefighters are currently in attendance at a large fire at a business premises in Tamworth.

Crews were called at 10.25am this morning (Wednesday 5 October) following reports of a machinery fire at a unit within Riverside Industrial Estate, off Atherstone Street in Fazeley.

The building has been evacuated and no one has been reported injured.

Firefighters from Tamworth, Lichfield, Burton-upon-Trent, Barton-under-Needwood and Chase Terrace remain at the scene.      

Colleagues from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service are also in attendance.

Crews are using breathing apparatus, main jets, hose reel jets and the aerial ladder platform to tackle the fire.

Nearby residents are being advised to close their windows and doors.

Officers from Staffordshire Police are assisting with a number of road closures in the surrounding area and motorists are asked to follow the diversions in place.

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.