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Emergency services updates on Kingsthorpe Fire

Local emergency services have been providing updates on the development of a fire in Kingsthorpe.

East Midlands Ambulance service told ITV News Central that they were called to the scene but that there were no patients requiring treatment.

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Dramatic photos released of aftermath of Digbeth market fire

West Midlands Fire Service have released dramatic photos showing the aftermath of today's fire at the Wholesale Market in Digbeth.

Forty firefighters battled to put out the blaze which gutted the inside of the market.

Aftermath of the Digbeth fire Credit: Michael Scott/West Midlands Fire Service
Aftermath of the Digbeth fire Credit: Michael Scott/West Midlands Fire Service
Aftermath of the Digbeth fire Credit: Michael Scott/West Midlands Fire Service
Aftermath of the Digbeth fire Credit: Michael Scott/West Midlands Fire Service
Aftermath of the Digbeth fire Credit: Michael Scott/West Midlands Fire Service
Aftermath of the Digbeth fire Credit: Michael Scott/West Midlands Fire Service

Digbeth market trader says serious damage will cost 'a lot of money'

Market trader Parmjit Bhogal told ITV News Central that traders could barely see each other because of the smoke caused by the fire. He also said that the damage will cost him 'a lot of money'.

Forty fighters were deployed to tackle the blaze, which has caused serious damage to the Wholesale Market.

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Digbeth fire now out but firefighters still damping down

Firefighters remain on the scene in Digbeth Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

The fire at the Wholesale Market in Digbeth has been put out but firefighters remain on the scene damping down the remains, according to West Midlands Fire Service.

The fire was put out using main jets and firefighters in breathing apparatus.

All ambulance services have now been cleared from the scene after one person was treated for smoke inhalation and discharged on site.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Fire at old Sandwell College building in Smethwick

Firefighter were called to the scene on Crocketts Lane this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Firefighters are tackling a fire at the old Sandwell College in Smethwick.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 4.43am.

West Midlands Fire Service told ITV News six fire engines are currently tackling the blaze, which is in a three storey derelict building.

Free smoke alarms for private landlords

Private landlords will be able to claim free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for rented properties at Cannock Fire Station later.

From 1st October 2015 landlords across the country will be required to install and check smoke alarms in a bid to prevent fire deaths and injuries.

New regulations surrounding smoke alarms come into force from October Credit: PA/PA Archive/PA Images

The event, where landlords will be able to find out about the new government regulations, is on between 11am and 1pm.

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