Fire at Langley Green distillery
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Helicopter footage captures Langley Green distillery blaze

Footage from a police helicopter captured a fire and a series of explosions at a Black Country distillery on Monday.

More than 100 firefighters were involved at the height of the blaze, which started shortly before 10:00 GMT in Langley Green.

Investigators said the fire at Alcohols Ltd in Crosswells Road was believed to have been caused by a combination of chemicals mixing.

More than 200 houses were evacuated and almost 20 people were expected to spend a second night away from their homes on Tuesday.

Police said a man who suffered 20% burns in the fire was in a stable condition at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

  • 27 Nov 2012