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Smethwick residents asked to keep doors and windows shut after fire

Residents in Smethwick have been asked to keep their doors and windows shut, after a severe fire in the area last night.

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Primary school closed for the day after fire

The Fire Service has announced that a Smethwick primary school will be shut for the day after a huge industrial fire nearby.

Wattville Primary School, on Watville Road - which is currently closed - will not open as usual today.

The fire is believed to have started at 3am this morning at the Middlemore Industrial Estate.

Emergency services are still at the scene, and the police have closed roads in the area.

Firefighters attack Smethwick blaze from the air

Firefighters tackle huge fire in Smethwick

Around 55 firefighters are dealing with a severe fire in Smethwick Credit: Handsworth Green Watch

Around 55 firefighters are dealing with a severe fire in Smethwick.

West Midlands Fire Service say the blaze broke out at around three o'clock this morning at the Middlemore Industrial Estate.

A number of nearby roads have been closed. The fire has now been brought under control.

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