UPDATE: 7.40pm POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED and evacuated residents can now RETURN HOME
Well done to all who supported the residents including West Midlands Fire Service, West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council Housing & Resilience teams, Cllr Brett O’Reilly, The Factory Young People’s Centre, Bournville College and more. Great work!
Cllr O’Reilly said: “I would like to thank Birmingham Housing and Resilience Teams, as well as staff at The Factory and Bournville College who offered to provide food for residents.”
Update 4.30pm: West Midlands Police have confirmed that fire crews discovered a ‘cannabis farm’ in one of the flats. READ full update
West Midlands Fire Service responded with four appliances to a “smell of burning” in a Longbridge tower block this lunchtime (Tuesday 6th March).
Crews investigating the smell – reported on the third and fourth floors of the high rise block of flats – found that flooding in a flat had caused electrical damage.
At the current time, two crews remain on site and are working with Birmingham City Council electricians to make sure all is safe.