Large Wem fire 'deliberate'

The Service was called to reports of a fire in an industrial unit in Wem Business Park on Wednesday 6 October at 12.28am. An investigation into the fire carried out later that same day concluded that the cause was deliberate.

Six appliances attended including the aerial ladder platform and crews used hose reel jets, a main jet and two breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.

Fire Investigation Officer Scott Bishop said:

“We carried out a full and thorough joint investigation with our partners to determine the cause of the fire.

“Unfortunately, we concluded the blaze was started deliberately. Deliberate fires take up valuable time and resources which could be used elsewhere to help others.

“We will be working closely with West Mercia police who will now be investigating the incident.”


7th October, 2021