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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.

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Man has lucky escape after throwing water on chip pan fire 

26 Jan 18

West Midlands Fire Service responded to a serious incident last night at a Walsall flat…

Public invited to have their say on future of West Midlands Fire Service 

18 Jan 18

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is seeking views on the future running of the region’s fire service.

Feedback for West Midlands Fire Service 

17 Jan 18

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) are asking for residents’ views on how they think the service should be run.

Local news
In pictures: M5 CLOSED at Lydiate Ash after serious lorry fire 

3 Jan 18

The M5 was closed at Junction 4 Lydiate Ash this afternoon following a serious lorry fire after the vehicle overturned.

Local news
Dog rescued from Weoley house fire – family of three safe 

13 Dec 17

West Midlands Fire Service ensured the safety of a family of three and their dog following a fire in a Weoley Castle home yesterday evening (Tuesday 12th December).

Driver saves passengers from severe bus fire in Walsall 

8 Dec 17

Emergency services were called to Bloxwich Road, at 9.45am this morning (08/12), to reports of a severe fire on single-decker bus.

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Chairlift training exercise 

22 Nov 17

Our passenger-carrying chairlift provided the ideal scenario for rope rescue training for West Midlands Fire Service’s Technical Rescue Unit.

Firefighters extinguish fire inside a grade II-listed building in Harborne. 

15 Nov 17

Firefighters were dispatched to the former cinema and bingo hall on Harborne High Street, at around 7:30AM this morning (15/11), to reports of a smoke coming from the building.

Major training exercise held in Bullring and Grand Central in the city centre. 

13 Nov 17

West Midlands Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Midlands Fire Service took part in a live play training exercise at Bullring and Grand Central in the city centre on Sunday (12/11).

West Midlands fire service at ‘tipping point’ 

10 Nov 17

West Midlands firefighters say government cuts have left them at ‘tipping point’.

Financial payments for Telecare services to West Midlands Fire Service. 

31 Oct 17

Response by Dudley Council to Steven Price-Hunt on 31 October 2017 .

JD Sports fined £60,000 for fire safety breaches at Merry Hill store 

20 Oct 17

West Midlands Fire Service inspectors found crates blocking fire exits putting customers and staff at risk…

Forty firefighters battling huge factory blaze in Erdington 

19 Oct 17

West Midlands Fire Service received string of calls after fire broke out on Edgemond Avenue…