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Suspected arson destroys derelict building in Sedgley

By Liam Keen | Sedgley | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A derelict building has been destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Sedgley.

The fire in Sedgley. Photo: @scottbloke

Around 25 firefighters were called to the scene in the early hours of Sunday morning as flames ripped through the building off Gorge Road.

The entire two-storey building, set back off the road near St Mary the Virgin Church, was caught up in the blaze.

Crews from Bilston, Dudley, Tipton, Wolverhampton, Fallings Park, Aldridge and Oldbury all attended the scene throughout the morning.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We were called at 3.55am to a fire at a derelict building on Gorge Road.

"At its height, five fire engines and around 25 firefighters were on the scene.

"Hose reel jets were used.

"The crews have now reduced to two, and are using a hydraulic platform to dampen down the area while they wait for a structural engineer.

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"It's suspected to be arson but investigations are ongoing."

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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