Man Bailed over Coventry Airport Fire


A man has been been released on bail after a large ongoing warehouse fire near Coventry Airport.

The blaze was reported just after five o’clock on the 8th of August.

At its height 15 fire engines and 80 firefighters were needed to get the fire at the Ney Limited woodwork firm on Siskin Drive.

West Midlands Police have arrested a 48 year old man on suspcion of arson, but he has now been bailed while the investigation continues.

The man was arrested shortly before 10am on the 9th of August in connection with the fire.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious.  The cause as yet remains unclear.

The above (and below) picture are from West Midlands Ambulance Service.

As of 10 in the morning on the 9th of August firecrews were still putting it out.

It’s under control but West Midlands Fire Service expects small fires within the building to take until the evening to put out.

Coventry airport had to be closed for a while – though it is now open again.

Meanwhile a huge cloud of smoke was reported to be visible across much of Coventry and Warwickshire.

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