Six luxury cars have been destroyed after a fire broke out at a car repair shop in the West Midlands.
Fire crews were called to the Central Sports Cars site off Plant Street in Wordsley at around 4.30pm on Thursday (17 September). It has been reported that six vehicles were destroyed in the garage blaze, while five other cars were saved as the flames were finally extinguished thanks to the use of eight fire engines.
Motor trade insurance policies are designed to protect car garages from the risk of fires, which are more common on these premises because of the flammable and explosive items stored on site. By having this business insurance in place a firm can ensure it has financial cover to replace or repair things that are damaged in a blaze, including the company's tools, stock, vehicles, customers' cars, equipment and the building itself.
According to the Birmingham Mail, no injuries were reported in the incident, which is now being investigated to find the cause of the fire.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire Control said: "We are currently dealing with a severe fire in a vehicle repair shop."
"Assertive fire fighting has saved five luxury vehicles, however six vehicles were destroyed by fire... At the height of the fire eight fire appliances were dealing with the incident."