Twenty-five firefighters tackle Bloxwich recycling centre blaze

By Ian Harvey | Walsall | News | Published:

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

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."

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford


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