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.

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10,000 tonnes of cardboard ablaze at Birmingham mill

Around 10,000 tonnes of recycled cardboard bales are on fire at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Birmingham, West Midlands Fire Service has said.

The service said crews and agencies are continuing to battle high winds but are "working extremely hard" to bring the blaze under control.

Northfield Fire service has issued an updated picture of the fire at the Smurfit Kappa site. Credit: Twitter/@Northfieldfire
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Paper mill fire sparked in outside storage area

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service has said the fire at the Smurfit Kappa plant in Birmingham is in "a very large outside storage area, containing cardboard bales".

The site in Mount Street, in the Nechells area of the city, is a recycled packaging mill.

According to its website, Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world with more than 41,000 employees in 32 countries.

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Police: Avoid area of Nechells fire

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Large fire in Nechells continues. Avoid area if possible, large police cordon in place while @westmidsfire tackle blaze.

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Tons of cardboard @ Smurfit Kappa ablaze since 10pm last night. No reported injuries. Police and fire crews will be at scene through the day

High winds hampering firefighters at Nechells paper mill fire

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Fire at smurfitt - kappa is in a very large outdoor storage area. Approx 10,000 tons of recycled cardboard bales are ablaze. More

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Fire is contain to storage area, high winds are hampering fire fighting, however crews & other agencies are working extremly hard, more

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