[Update] Fire in Small Heath/Spark Brook, Birmingham.

[May 22nd 2012] This afternoon fire broke out in Birmingham at Direct Furniture Choice Ltd’s warehouse in Montgomery St, Spark Brook. Fire crews totalling 100 arrived to tackle the blaze and police blocked off the Small Heath bridge in one direction. It is unknown what caused the fire or if anyone was hurt but eye witnesses reported that people were seen running into the burning building, some of whom had not come back out. In total around 50 people were evacuated from the immediate area. Fire-fighters continue searching the property.

SuperKick’s Lawrie Neal happened to record this footage on his phone:


ITV News used our footage in their broadcast last night. It’s also featured on their webpage, where you can read more info on the story.