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Building partially collapses in major blaze at Pensnett Trading Estate - latest updates

Dozens of firefighters have been battling a large blaze at a trading estate since the early hours of this morning.

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The fire at Pensnett Trading Estate before firefighters arrived

West Midlands Fire Service has said 12 fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to Pensnett Trading Estate on First Avenue, Kingswinford.

In a post on social media at around 5.20am, the fire service added: "People in the local area are asked to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution."

A later statement at around 7.45am added: "Firefighting continues at a two-storey industrial unit on Pensnett Trading Estate, First Avenue, Kingswinford. The unit has been entirely affected by fire and part of the building has collapsed."

Photos shared on social media show flames and smoke pouring out of the estate.

National Express West Midlands has said the fire has stopped it getting buses into service at first, although services were running close to normal by the afternoon.