Paper mill fire in Birmingham

45 firefighters remain at the scene of a fire at Birmingham's last paper mill that started on Wednesday night.


Latest pics: Birmingham paper mill fire

45 firefighters continue damping down at the site of the old paper mill in Nechells Credit: ITV News Central
The A47 around the fire in Nechells remains closed Credit: ITV News Central
Hoses damping down in Nechells Credit: ITV News Central
Bales of paper that escaped the fire on Wednesday Credit: ITV News Central
Firefighters plan to stay at the site of the fire over the weekend Credit: ITV News Central

Roads closures remain in place near paper mill fire

Firefighters tackling a serious fire at a paper mill in Birmingham say roads in the area will remain closed for the time being in the interests of public safety.

45 firefighters remain at the scene in Nechells as work has begun to remove debris from the site of Smurfitt Kappa.

Fortunately the wind speed has now dropped, making conditions at the scene less challenging."

– West Midlands Fire Service


Keep windows closed say firefighters tackling blaze in North Birmingham


Expect traffic problems around the area by Kappa site, A47 heartlands park way from junc with saltley rd is closed. Diversions in place.


We are advising peole in the smoke plume from the fire to keep windows shut, low risk to health, as it is air born ash.

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