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Published on February 29th, 2012 | by James Clarke

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Huge blaze at Carvers in Wolverhampton

A massive blaze started at Carvers Builders Merchants in Wolverhampton city centre around 11:40am today.

Smoke could been seen for several miles and by 1pm had made it’s way to Wednesfield with debris beginning to fall in some areas.

  • Police have asked people to avoid the area
  • Victoria Halls student tower block and nearby houses have been evacuated as a precaution
  • Wolverhampton train station has been closed indefinitely
  • A 200 metre exclusion zone has been set up around the Carvers site
Update at 2:40pm
  • Train station has now re-opened
  • Victoria Halls has no re-opened
  • Canal tow paths are also now open again
  • Buses are running as normal

Dozens of photos and videos have appeared on social networks –  keep an eye on our Facebook page for developments.

Photo source: James Page (Facebook)

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One Response to Huge blaze at Carvers in Wolverhampton

  1. Carvers BuildingLtd. have been an integral part of the business scene in Wolverhampton for many years. As the biggest supplier of building materials, to both the trade and the public, they are the beacon to which majority of building firms look towards.

    We at Dinos Buildings Ltd, have purchased our building materials from carvers for over 14 years, and we have built up a good and productive business relationship with them. We liaise with salesmen and customers advisors in every part of Carvers to give us a good service and the best prices possible. We have always looked to Carvers as our “Rock” and we are so sorry to hear about the disastrous fire that has happened today.

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