Fire at Goodyear Dunlop’s UK headquarters site

Friday 19th February 2016 | 3 Comments

 
Nearly 100 firefighters were called to The Fort  (Photo: West Midlands Fire Service)
Nearly 100 firefighters were called to The Fort (Photo: West Midlands Fire Service)

Goodyear Dunlop’s UK headquarters at Tyre Fort in Birmingham have been damaged by fire. According to West Midlands Fire Service, a fire broke out at the Wingfoot Way site yesterday evening and spread through the building’s ventilation system. Crews were called to the scene just after 7pm. The Fire Service announced shortly before midnight that the fire had been extinguished.

West Midlands Fire Service reports close to 100 firefighters, along with 15 trucks and two aerial platforms, tackled the blaze. It stresses that this was not a tyre fire; the fire was confined to an area of the building that houses office staff.

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  1. john says:

    the fire has shutdown land rover in solihull as the computer distribution system is damaged . as a rover worker we have been told it is likely to be Wednesday when it gets back up and running.

  2. Stephen Goodchild says:

    JLR confirms a “temporary impact” at Solihull following the fire, however it reports that both Jaguar Land Rover sites, Castle Bromwich and Solihull, are now in operation as normal.