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100 firefighters battle huge blaze at Birmingham industrial estate

By James Vukmirovic | Birmingham | News | Published: | Last Updated:

More than 100 firefighters were battling a major fire at an industrial estate in Birmingham, with the smoke visible across the Black Country.

An aerial view of the fire in Tylseley, Birmingham. Photo: @_Guesti

The blaze broke out at Tyseley Industrial Estate in Birmingham on Monday afternoon.

The fire is believed to have involved plastics recycling company GW Webb Plastics.

The fire could be seen from up to 10 miles away in Oldbury

West Midlands Fire Service said the "severe fire" would last late into the night last night and urged people to avoid the area.

The Hazardous Area Response Team from West Midlands Ambulance Service was sent to the scene along with police officers but nobody is thought to have been injured.

Smoke at the scene of the blaze
Smoke can be seen behind a park in Birmingham

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Thick clouds of grey and black smoke were pictured rising into the sky by dozens of concerned onlookers after the fire broke out.

Nearby residents were advised to keep their doors and windows closed to avoid toxic fumes from the fire, with smoke seen as far as Oldbury, 10 miles from the scene.

Part of the A41 Warwick Road was closed as a result, with heavy congestion in the nearby area.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: "We now have more than 100 firefighters tackling a severe fire at a plastics factory on Tyseley Industrial Estate, Birmingham.

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"This incident will last into the night. Please avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed if you live nearby."

Footage of the blaze:

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By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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