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Two injured after head-on smash in Staffordshire

Two people have been taken to hospital after a head-on crash in Staffordshire this morning.

Fire crews from Dudley and Wolverhampton were called to the scene of the crash on the B4176 Himley by-pass in Wombourne at around 7am.

Two people suffered minor injuries, and were taken to hospital to be checked over.

The road remains closed at Pool House Road.

Firefighters tackle huge blaze at old primary school

Holt Road in Halesowen/Blackheath. Credit: Rachel Bishop

At least 55 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a derelict primary school in Halesowen, says West Midlands Fire Service.

Multiple calls were made to the operating room as the fire spread through the main hall and into the roof of the building on Holt Road in Halesowen/Blackheath.

Due to the amount of calls coming in, the fire service increased the number of fighters in attendance and the fire is now believed to be under control.

At least 55 firefighters are at the scene. Credit: Rachel Bishop

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Blaze at Cradley Heath factory unit in early hours

The fire on Doulton Road, Cradley Heath this morning Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a factory unit in Cradley Heath this morning.

The firefighters arrived on Doulton Road just before 4am, and found a derelict factory unit alight.

They spent an hour putting out the fire, and a third of the building has been damaged.

A third of the building was damaged in the fire Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Two men in hospital after kitchen fire in Coventry

Two men have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a first-floor kitchen in Coventry overnight.

The men were in a maisonette in the Sewell Highway when the fire broke out, shortly before 12.50am.

Fire crews from Binley, Foleshill and Coventry spent more than an hour tackling the blaze, and managed to ensure it did not spread to any other rooms.

The men were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Family jump from first floor to escape 'suspicious' fire

A family of five had to jump from a bedroom window this morning after a 'suspicious' fire at their home in West Bromwich.

The alarm was raised at just after 5am this morning. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The mum, dad and three teenage boys had to be treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze in Ruskin Street, which started at just after 5am.

Police have said they believe the fire may have been started deliberately.

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Blaze at former Royal Doulton factory

Four fire crews are currently tackling a blaze at the former Royal Doulton factory in Staffordshire.

A fire has taken hold of the former Royal Doulton factory in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

People are urged to avoid the area around Nile Street in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, while the incident is ongoing.

West Midlands Ambulance Service is also in attendance but report that nobody has been injured.

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