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Fire at derelict yard in Cradley Heath - WATCH

By Luke Bartlett | Cradley Heath | News | Published:

Firefighters tackled a blaze involving four shipping containers and a large quantity of rubbish.

The blaze (credit: Caters TV)

A total of 18 firefighters were called to MacArthur Road, in Cradley Heath, where the fire had broken out at a derelict yard.

Firefighters had to work to extinguish shipping containers, fly-tipped rubbish and a gas cylinder at around 6.30pm on Thursday.

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Rush-hour commuters caught the blaze on camera at its height from the window of a train pulling into nearby Cradley Heath train station.

Footage shows thick black smoke rising over Stuart Law Transport Ltd on neighbouring Woods Lane.

A West Midlands Fire spokesperson said: "It involved four shipping containers used for storage and a large quantity of rubbish that has been set alight.

"It was on a derelict yard, there were items that had been fly-tipped. There was also an LPG cylinder that was involved in the fire.

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"We had 18 firefighters there with three appliances and one of the brigade response vehicles.

"We had four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, using two main jets and three hose reel jets."

An environmental agency team were also called to the incident before firefighters left shortly before 8pm.

Luke Bartlett

By Luke Bartlett
Trainee Reporter - @lbartlett_star

Trainee Express & Star reporter covering Dudley and Sandwell. Get in touch on 01902 319445 or via luke.bartlett@expressandstar.co.uk.

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