Wednesday 29th April 2015 – 5pm – Steve Parry.
As industrial fires go this was a large blaze with a billowing smoke plume visible from as far away as Worcestershire and Staffordshire.
A passing ambulance was first to alert emergency services to the fire at a plastics factory in Tat Bank Road, Oldbury at just after 1.30pm today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service responded members of the Hazardous Area Response Team, the HART Command and Control vehicle, together with an ambulance and paramedic supports officers to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews were responded to a large industrial fire at just before 1.30pm today after an ambulance crew came across the incident and reported a large fire to ambulance control.
“Thankfully, no one was reported injured as a result of the fire. However, as the fire took hold the local community were advised to stay indoors as a health and welfare safeguard.
“Ambulance crews remained on scene for most of the afternoon in support of over seventy fire colleagues, police officers and local residents, should they have required medical help and assistance.”
The fire was eventually brought under control and ambulance resources were scaled back at just after 4.30pm.