Blazing inferno at Small Heath barber shop brought under control by 40 firefighters
Fire crews from six stations fought through the night to bring a major blaze under control at a barber shop in Green Lane, Small Heath, in the early hours of Tuesday.
The fire raged through Mujahid’s Hairdresser in Green Lane in the Small Heath area of Birmingham on Tuesday (4th January).
The fire was brought to the attention of emergency services around 12:45am and within minutes the police, fire teams and ambulance crews arrived at the scene.
Green Lane, where the fire incident took place, is a major transport route that borders Small Heath and Bordesley Green and is used on an almost daily basis by the three emergency services, including public transport which links the local area to the city centre.
Forty firefighters were despatched to the location to tackle the fiery inferno.
Fire crews from Ladywood, Hay Mills, Ward End, Highgate, Sheldon and Billesley fought side-by-side to tackle and control the fire from spreading in the residential area.
The firefighters finally left the scene after the blaze had been doused just before 5am but were back at the scene this afternoon to investigate the cause of the fire.
The barber shop appeared to be gutted by the fire and the upstairs section was also severely damaged.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service described the fire as “severe” and added: “We received a call at 12.45am to reports of a fire at at commercial property in Green Lane, Small Heath.
“We sent forty firefighters to the scene from Hay Mills, Highgate, Ward End, Ladywood and Billesley and Sheldon fire stations. A hydraulic platform was also sent to the scene from Highgate.
“Police and ambulances were also sent to the scene but no-one was rescued.
“The fire was put out and we left the scene shortly after 5am. We will be returning this morning to carry out checks.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”
Thankfully, despite the residential properties that were in close proximity to the inferno, there were no reports of anyone being injured.