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Three Midlands sites hit by fires

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Tons of rubbish and plastic went up in flames in huge blazes at three sites in the Black Country - including two recycling plants.

Tons of rubbish and plastic went up in flames in huge blazes at three sites in the Black Country - including two recycling plants.

One fire, at Oakham Environmental Waste in Kingswinford, was still being tackled today - nearly two days after it broke out.

It started just hours after a pile of plastic went up in flames at Overton Recycling in Rufford Street, Lye, on Saturday afternoon.

And last night three large rubbish fires were burning at a derelict building site in Bull Lane, Moxley.

At one stage crews were forced to withdraw to a safe area because of explosions caused by the fire, which started at about 7.45pm.

In Lye, the 30-ton pile of plastic sent plumes of black smoke across the skyline and forced the closure of the A458 Stourbridge Road by police.

Six fire crews, totalling 30 firefighters, battled the fire after being called at 12.15pm on Saturday.

At its peak, 50 firefighters fought the blaze in Kingswinford, which broke out at 8.30pm on Saturday.

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