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Twenty-five firefighters tackle Bloxwich recycling centre blaze

Twenty-five firefighters were this morning tackling a blaze at a recycling centre in Bloxwich.

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West Midlands Fire Service said a large quantity of rubbish was on fire inside the building on Fryers Road.

Five crews, from Walsall, Willenhall, Bloxwich and Aldridge, were at the scene.

West Midlands Fire Service tweeted: "Re: 5 pump fire Fryers Road, Bloxwich. Incident involves a large quantity of rubbish on fire approx 10m x 10m contained within the building which is approx 40m x 20m. 3 main jets in use.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "The incident is now being scaled down and three crews remain on scene.

"We were initially called at 6.48am to a large quantity of rubbish on fire.

"It's quite a severe fire with a significant amount of rubbish alight.

"Smoke has been coming from the scene and people living nearby are advised to keep windows shut."