Residents evacuated after huge fire

27 Nov 2012

More than 70 firefighters were needed to tackle a huge blaze at a distillery in the West Midlands.

Residents in the immediate vicinity were evacuated from their homes and several nearby roads were cordoned off, West Midlands Police said.

The fire at Alcohols Ltd, in Crosswells Road, Langley also disrupted local train services and left one man with burns to his hands and back.

Fire crews were deployed to tackle the fire just before 10am following reports of an explosion.

When they arrived at the scene a 100-metre cordon was put in place around the scene and residents in the immediate vicinity were asked to keep windows shut as a precaution.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said that a man had been treated at the scene for burn injuries and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

The 20-year-old was treated for burns to his hands and back, and given pain relief before being taken by ambulance to the hospital's specialist burns unit.

Copyright Press Association 2012

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