Aid from Solihull supermarkets boosts morale of firefighters tackling Tyseley blaze - The Solihull Observer

Aid from Solihull supermarkets boosts morale of firefighters tackling Tyseley blaze

Solihull Editorial 11th Aug, 2020 Updated: 11th Aug, 2020   0

AN AID package from a Solihull supermarket was welcomed by fireifighters at the scene of a huge blaze in Tyseley.

Thick black smoke could be seen from Birmingham Airport and around the north of Solihull, during the fire which started last night (August 10) at a plastics warehouse.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, but emergency services have advised residents across Solihull and East Birmingham to keep doors and windows closed.

On hearing of the fire service reaction, community care champions from Morrisons in Solihull brought crews supplies this morning.

Lizzie Whitmarsh, community champion at the George Road store, said: “After hearing the news yesterday evening we saw it was going crazy with the long fire, in this type of heat, so we took over snacks, some bananas and water to the firefighters in Tyseley.

“It was great to help out given the scale of the fire and how big it was.

“Our community helpers try to be reactive, and as soon as I saw it on the news I knew we could help.

” This morning I picked up the supplies from the supermarket and made my way to Tyseley – they had so many people there with over 100 crews.

“But the fire crews were in very high spirits and had everything under control by this morning.”


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