6th Dec, 2016

Fire services put out Earlswood barn blaze believed to be started deliberately

Shaun Reynolds 12th Apr, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

FIRE SERVICES were called out to Milk House Farm on Salter Street in Earlswood last night (April 11) after a barn was believed to be set alight deliberately.

Officers were called to reports of a car and barn house on fire at 10.20pm.

Nobody was injured in the fire.

The car is believed to have been stolen.

Four fire engines were sent to scene – two from Solihull, one from Hay Mills and another from Billesley – with 18 firefighters present.

The fire spread through the barn, measured twenty metres by 8 metres, which contained a large quantity of wooden pallets – it is estimated that more than half of the barn has been destroyed by the fire.

Crews managed to put out the fire at 12.24am.

Two main hoses and two hose reel jets were used to put out the fire.

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101.