FIRE chiefs have concluded the huge blaze at Pensnett Trading Estate was likely accidental.

Last Thursday’s fire, which destroyed an industrial unit on the estate saw 60 firefighters deployed to tackle the flames at the height of the incident.

Firefighters returned throughout the following day to check for hotspots before fire investigators could begin their work.

West Midlands Fire Service, however, has now carried out an investigation into how the blaze began and a spokesperson for service said today: “From the scene examination conducted by our fire investigation team, it has been concluded that the fire at Pensnett Trading Estate was most likely to have started accidentally.”

No-one was hurt during the incident, which began at around 4am on Thursday November 30, but more than half of the industrial unit affected collapsed after the intense fire.

The severe fire, which destroyed unit 20, also disrupted businesses on the estate, as well as bus services.

LCP, which owns, the trading estate, thanked the fire service for its “rapid response and tireless work to prevent the fire from spreading further” following the drama which saw the estate evacuated temporarily.