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Historic Wolverhampton canalside firm destroyed by fire

A huge fire engulfed the 115-year-old Carvers building merchant site on 29th February, destroying the building and causing the Wolverhampton lock flight to be closed.

The building itself was constructed on the site of a historic interchange basin known as Victoria Basin. The canal at one time went inside the building but the arm and basin have been filled in for many years.

At its height West Midlands Fire Service had 90 firefighters at the scene tackling the blaze and trying to prevent it spreading. Much use was made of the

The lock flight was immediately closed, and BW said it would not reopen until Monday 5th March, by which time the potential pollution levels could be more accurately assessed and protected against.

Thursday 1 March  | Andrew Denny  | 12.34pm, Thursday 1 March 2012

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