GALLERY: Huge smoke plume from Willenhall recycling fire seen across the Black Country

See drone footage and photos of the major Willenhall fire from across the Black Country and beyond.

Sixty firefighters tackled the blaze at its peak, with around 1,000 tons of rubbish caught up in the flames in Ezekiel Leane, Short Heath.

Thick black smoke billowed high into the sky spreading out into a mushroom shape before gradually becoming lighter in colour as the flames were covered in water.

The smoke was seen more than 10 miles away in places such as Cannock, Sutton Coldfield, Bilston and Tividale.

The cause of the blaze, which started at around 12.30pm, is still being investigated.

See photos from across the region in the gallery above and watch drone footage of the fire here below.

WATCH drone footage of the fire:

Thanks to Louie Parkes for the footage. Louie is raising money for the NHS via his YouTube channel which you can view here.

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