Tipton house partly collapses at scene of burst water main
Written by The Newsroom on October 14, 2019
A house has been severely damaged at the scene of a burst water main.
The pipe burst on Park Lane West in Tipton, West Midlands, shortly before 14:00 BST.
West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said homes and businesses had been flooded, with one school tweeting it had had to evacuate because of the burst main.
South Staffordshire Water says it has workers on site and has isolated the problem.
Station commander Matt Ling, from the fire service, said it was “too early to tell” whether the damage to the property had been caused by the burst main.
He said: “We are aware there may be some damage to a local building, but until we fully assess it with a local structural engineer, we won’t be able to tell for certain.”
Updates from the Cannock Chase Radio News Desk via BBC Birmingham and Black Country