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'Large fire' at recycling plant in Oldbury

Fire in Oldbury Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

25 firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a recycling plant in Oldbury overnight.

Crews from West Midlands Fire Service were called just before midnight to the fire at the site on Trinity Street.

Fire in Oldbury Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

The fire service said there was no toxic smoke, but are advising people to keep doors and window closed as a precaution.

They tweeted the fire is now being scaled down:

Fire in Oldbury Credit: West Midlands Fire Service
Fire in Oldbury Credit: West Midlands Fire Service
Fire in Oldbury Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

15 children among those evacuated from building after basement fire

Aston Fire Station have confirmed 15 children and 22 adults were evacuated from a building after a electrical fire in the basement of a building in Birmingham.

Damage caused to electrical fuse board following basement fire in block of flats Credit: Aston Fire Station
White watch respond to an electrical basement fire, 22 adults and 15 children evacuated from block. Credit: Aston Fire Station


Roads reopened following major factory fire

Several roads closed in the Belgrave area of Leicester after a major factory fire have now reopened, police have said.

The fire which broke out on Ross Walk on Monday was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.


Road closures remain around Leicester factory fire

Road closures are still in place around the scene of a factory fire in Leicester, police have confirmed.

Ross Walk and Marjorie Street remain closed following the fire which broke out on Monday. Crews were putting out the final small pockets of fire this afternoon.

Video: Demolition crews move in on destroyed factory

Demolition began today on a factory in Leicester which was destroyed by fire earlier this week.

Watch the demolition teams in action below:

'Electrical fault' believed to have started factory fire

Investigations have been completed Credit: ITV News Central

A huge fire at a factory in Leicester is 'believed' to have been caused by an electrical fault in the wiring, according to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

The factory on Ross Walk was gutted after the fire began on Monday. Investigations on the site have now been completed and demolition of the factory began earlier.

Damping down and turning over has resumed now the investigation has been completed, with small pockets of fire being extinguished.

Photos: Demolition begins on factory destroyed in fire

Demolition work has begun on a factory destroyed by a serious fire earlier this week in Leicester.

Investigators had been working on the site to establish what caused the fire, which began on Monday and led to people in the surrounding area being evacuated.

The demolition begins Credit: ITV News Central
Fire services on the scene Credit: The demolition begins
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