Firefighters called to scrapyard blaze and reports of 'explosion'

Walsall firefighters have tackled a blaze at a scrapyard.

Walsall firefighters tackling the scrap yard fire
Walsall firefighters tackling the scrap yard fire

Green Watch from Walsall Fire Station used their new hydro-shield to quell the blaze on Friday night.

The firefighters tweeted: "In attendance at a scrap yard fire, large amount of scrap on fire - our new hydro-shield deployed giving us a water shield."

In a busy night for the fire service, there were also reports of an explosion in Warnford Walk, Wolverhampton at 3.30am on Saturday which led to flats being evacuated.

Due to Storm Arwen, West Midlands and Staffordshire fire and rescue services were getting a high volume of calls.

The control room tweeted: "Fire Control are receiving several calls to fallen trees and other weather related incidents.

"If nobody is trapped or injured or there is no life risk, please contact your local authority/tree surgeon."

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