West Midlands Fire Service was called to a scrapyard in Aston, Birmingham, at 11pm on Friday. A fire involving about 150 tonnes of scrap metal was reported.
Drone footage, from our specialist team, shows our firefighters on the scene at the incident in Aston, working with on-site diggers to extinguish the fire.— West Midlands Fire Service (@WestMidsFire) June 3, 2023
We expect to be in attendance for several more hours, but the fire is contained. Read more: https://t.co/MOAOvht8z6 pic.twitter.com/NVOfniwDwp
Crews from Aston and Ward End were initially sent to the scrapyard at Cheston Road, but after additional information was received more crews were dispatched.
The service said that at its peak about 60 firefighters were in attendance, supported by a hydraulic aerial platform and drone cameras.
No casualties have been reported.
The service said in a statement: "Due to the smell of smoke in and around the area, we recommend keeping doors and windows closed as a precaution."
An update at 9.21am said: "Crews made good progress through the night. The incident was scaled down in the early hours, with the bulk of our resources being released between 3am and 4am.
"Revisits have been conducted since, and will be during the day today, to check for hot spots and damp down.
"The cause is thought to be accidental."