25th Sep, 2017

UPDATE: Investigation into Honeybourne blaze begins

Joshua Godfrey 9th Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN INVESTIGATION into the cause of a blaze at a building on Honeybourne Airfield Trading Estate which left a man with serious burns has begun.

The fire broke out at one of the units yesterday morning (Wednesday) and at its peak 60 firefighters and 10 fire engines were tackling it to bring it under control.

Emergency services have now left the scene and an investigation into the cause of the blaze has begun.

A 55-year-old man suffered burns to his face, head and arms as a result of the fire and was taken to the specialist burns centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Hereford and Worcester Fire Service Group Commander Toby Kempton said: “Thankfully, due to the hard work of the crews and the other emergency services involved, we were able to swiftly extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading any further.

“I’d like to thank all parties involved, including our neighbouring fire services, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, for their swift actions and professionalism that enabled us to minimise fire spread and bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

“A full investigation into the cause of the fire is currently underway.”

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