Homes evacuated after blaze at garage in West Midlands

The fast-fit centre is likely to be closed for several days

Homes evacuated after blaze at garage in West Midlands
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Residents of a village on the outskirts of Stourbridge were forced to leave their homes after fire engulfed a branch of Protyre Autocare.

Firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) arrived at the garage in Wordsley shortly after 9pm on Tuesday 19 March, with seven crews attending the blaze.

Local residents were asked to leave their homes as a precaution, due to the significant amount of smoke.

WMFS said the fire started after a car went up in flames. Nobody was hurt in the incident and residents were able to return to their homes.

A spokesperson for Protyre Autocare, which is part of the Micheldever Group, told Stourbridge News the garage is likely to be closed for several days, adding: “We are fortunate in having a number of nearby Protyre Autocare centres, and we are directing customers to either Protyre Halesowen or Protyre Wednesfield.

“All customers who had booked an MOT or service or other work at our Stourbridge centre are being contacted by us and redirected to one of these nearby Protyre Autocare centres.

“We have redirected telephone lines into Chemix Stourbridge and updated our website with the same information.”

Source: West Midlands Fire Service

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