Update following industrial fire

We are continuing to work at the scene of an industrial fire inside a warehouse in Cannock.

The alarm was raised at around 6.15am yesterday (Thursday 9 May) when smoke and flames were seen coming out of the building on Cley Road.

Firefighters have been working throughout the night and have made progress in containing the blaze alongside colleagues from Staffordshire Police. The fire is under control but has yet to be fully extinguished.

Crews have put measures in place to contain the fire and stop it from spreading. We’re expected to be in the area for a few days whilst we work with partners to bring the incident to a safe and swift conclusion.

Although there is much less smoke in the area now, we’re still advising people nearby who think they’re affected to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.

The cause of the fire will be determined following a full investigation.