[VIDEO] Fire crews tackle huge fire at Rubery quarry

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Rubery Quarry fire - Tuesday 26th June 2018

UPDATE: They did an amazing job and got this under control very quickly - no mean feat looking at the size! Well done to all the firefighters! Northfield Community Fire Station Kings Norton Fire Station Woodgate Valley Fire Station — Firefighters from Northfield, Kings Norton and Woodgate fire stations are currently dealing with a very large fire (1200m x 100m) on open space at Rubery Quarry, Cock Hill. Four appliances currently in attendance using 2 main jets and 1 hose reel - progress being made at last report. Cock Hill Lane CLOSED - please AVOID the area.

Posted by B31 Voices on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Firefighters tackled a huge fire on public land at the former Rubery Quarry site in Rubery this afternoon (Tuesday 26th June).

West Midlands Fire Service received several 999 calls from around 1.45pm today after a large fire quickly developed in the the dry brush and grassland on the site.

Four engines from Northfield, Kings Norton and Woodgate fire stations dealt with the fire which was reported as around 1200m x 100m.

Using main jets, a hose reel and handheld beaters firefighters quickly tackled the fire.

Cock Hill Lane was closed for around 2 hours. 

Firefighters, including one truck, attended a smaller fire at the site just yesterday.

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