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Flat residents still staying in hotels after Wolverhampton fire

By Jordan Reynolds | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Residents living in a block of flats hit by a fire in Wolverhampton are staying in temporary accommodation until surveyors can assess the extent of the damage.

The cordoned-off flats in Bromwynd close

The blaze started shortly before 6am on Saturday in a housing association building off Bromwynd Close in the Blakenhall area of the city.

Residents in the affected block of 12 flats were evacuated as firefighters from Wolverhampton and Bilston stations worked to extinguish the flames as smoke filled the corridor.

Paramedics were called and treated some people for smoke inhalation but nobody is believed to have been seriously injured.

Bromford Housing organised temporary hotel accommodation for people currently unable to return to their homes.

Vicky Green, Bromford’s head of locality, said: “In the early hours of Saturday morning a fire caused damage to one of our schemes, Bromwynd Close in Wolverhampton, and emergency services responded quickly to put the fire out.

"Our neighbourhood coach team was quickly on scene and thankfully nobody required hospital treatment.

"However given the extent of the smoke damage in the communal area, we immediately found alternative accommodation in the local area for customers to move to.

“The safety and security of customers is our number one priority and we are now working with partner agencies to assess the full extent of the damage to these homes to understand what we will need to do to enable our customers to return as soon as possible.

"We’ll be working closely with everyone affected so that they are fully informed on the likely timescales.”

Surveyors will be going into the building tomorrow to start assessing the full extent of the damage.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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