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Huge plumes of black smoke in Birmingham as tyres on fire 

22 Jun 18

More than 30 people had called 999 to report the blaze on Friday, West Midlands Fire Service said.

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Reminder to keep mirrors out of direct sunlight to reduce home fire risk 

11 Jun 18

With the sun a more frequent visitor in recent weeks, its worth a reminder to keep mirrors in your home away from the sun’s rays.

‘We face same problems as Grenfell firefighters’ says Birmingham fire commander 

10 Jun 18

West Midlands Fire Service is set to strike after 90 per cent of union members voted in favour of industrial action…

This is how to recover from a flood after Birmingham pummelled by huge thunderstorms 

27 May 18

West Midlands Fire Service have received more than 900 calls…

What to do in a house fire – firefighters issue guidance for residents 

22 May 18

West Midlands Fire Service have sent crews from Aston and Handsworth to the scene…

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Can I have a garden bonfire? 

19 May 18

In short: It’s not illegal to have a garden bonfire but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause.

Fire crews battle through thick black smoke at supermarket kitchen blaze 

18 May 18

West Midlands Fire were called to the blaze at the Green supermarket in Washwood Heath yesterday afternoon…

Cat freed from tiny cavity 

15 May 18

The West Midlands Fire Service crews were called to assist RSPCA officers in Mill Lane, Willenhall, at around 4…

West Midlands firefighters and emergency control operators to ballot for strike action. 

26 Apr 18

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced that West Midlands firefighters and emergency control operators will be balloted next week for strike action in an escalating row over the imposition of new contracts.

Erdington roads closed as smoke rises from pavement in underground fire 

2 Apr 18

Entrance of St Thomas Road and Slade Road cordoned off by West Midlands Fire Service…

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[Video] Two arrested following Kings Heath Dixy Chicken explosion 

1 Apr 18

Two men have been arrested following an explosion at a fast food shop in Kings Heath High Street last night (Friday 31st March).

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Goodbye, Phil! Northfield fire station watch commander retires after 30 years service 

31 Mar 18

A watch commander from Northfield Fire Station has retired today (Saturday 31st March) after 30 years as part of West Midlands Fire Service.

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#PositiveSWBrum Community spirited firefighter receives 25 year service award 

28 Mar 18

A West Midlands Fire Service firefighter – well known for his commitment to community work – has received his 25 year service award.

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[UPDATE] Cannabis farm found after severe house fire in Green Meadow Road 

22 Mar 18

Updated 2.30pm 22/3/18 West Midlands Police have confirmed that firefighters tackling a severe house fire in the early hours of this morning discovered cannabis plants in four rooms of the property.

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Roadhouse fire ‘thought to be deliberate’ – 50 firefighters tackled Kings Norton blaze 

19 Mar 18

West Midlands Fire Service have confirmed that a fire at a former Kings norton music venue last night is thought to have been set deliberately.

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Eight fire crews tackle blaze at Kings Norton music venue 

18 Mar 18

Eight crews from West Midlands Fire Service are currently tackling a fire at a music venue in Kings Norton (11pm Sunday 18th March).

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Woman escapes serious injury as car overturns in Halesowen collision 

13 Mar 18

A woman has escaped serous injury this morning after her car overturned in a rush hour accident on a busy Halesowen commuter route.

10men U15s lose to West Midlands Fire 

11 Mar 18

U15s Sutton…

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Fire crews investigating ‘smell of burning’ discover ‘cannabis farm’ in Longbridge tower block 

6 Mar 18

West Midlands Police have confirmed that fire crews investigating reports of a “smell of burning” in a Longbridge tower block this afternoon (Tuesday 6th March), discovered a ‘cannabis farm’ in one of the flats.

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Fire crews attend “smell of burning” at Longbridge tower block – caused by flooded electrics 

6 Mar 18

West Midlands Fire Service responded with four appliances to a “smell of burning” in a Longbridge tower block this lunchtime (Tuesday 6th March).

Fire at Sainsbury’s in Coventry treated as arson 

1 Mar 18

A clothes rail was on fire when West Midlands Fire Service arrived at the scene.

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Have YOUR say on the future of West Midlands Fire Service 

27 Feb 18

Members of the public have just a few days left to give their views on the future of West Midlands Fire Service.

West Midlands fire services agreement prompts review 

20 Feb 18

Warwickshire and West Midlands fire services say it makes “perfect sense” to work more closely.

Reports of explosion at Birmingham theatre 

13 Feb 18

PART of the centre of Birmingham was evacuated following reports of an explosion at Birmingham’s Repertory Theatre this evening (13 February).

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Emma is encouraging people to have their say on the future governance of the West Midlands Fire Service 

31 Jan 18

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East is urging residents to have their say on whether West Midlands Fire Service should be run by the West Midlands Combined Authority in the future.