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Around 60 firefighters still tackling Stourbridge fire

West Midlands Fire Services are still dealing with the Stourbridge blaze with around 11 fire engines, aerial platforms and 60 firefighters.

Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

The fire involves large quantity of rubbish including plastics, foams and wood on open ground.

Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

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Road closures still in place after Stourbridge fire

West Midlands Fire Service have advised people to avoid the Stourbridge Road area as they continue to deal with an earlier fire:

40 firefighters tackling blaze in Stourbridge

40 firefighters are tackling a blaze in Stourbridge.

West Midlands Fire Service said they received a large number of 999 calls reporting the fire on Rufford Street in Lye.

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People living nearby are being advised to keep doors and windows closed because of the smoke.

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Pictures: Cordon in place at Hagley Road as police urge public to avoid the area

A cordon is in place on Hagley Road as police continue their investigations after a suspicious package was found this afternoon.

Police cordon in the area. Credit: Annabel Goodby

Residents in neighbouring areas have shared pictures of the ongoing situation with us:

Bomb disposal units are assessing the suspicious package. Credit: Annabel Goodby

Officers were called at 12.42pm after a box containing the suspect device was found at an address in Danford Close.

Police have urged members of the public to avoid the area. Credit: Annabel Goodby
Residents in roughly a dozen neighbouring properties are being asked to leave their homes. Credit: Annabel Goodby

Homes evacuated after suspicious package found in Stourbridge

Police have closed a section of Hagley Road in Stourbridge after a suspicious package was found at a property.

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Officers were called at 12.42pm after a box containing the suspect device was found at an address in Danford Close.

There is a 100m cordon in place as a precaution while the contents of the box are being assessed. Specialist bomb disposal officers are on their way to the location.

Residents in roughly a dozen neighbouring properties are being asked to leave their homes as a precaution at this time.

At this stage it is unclear what has been discovered at the address.

EOD specialists will be attending to determine exactly what has been found and ensure it is made safe.

We are working with Dudley Council to find temporary accommodation for those residents in the affected area and we will also be arranging transport for them if required.

We would ask people to avoid the area at this time.

– Chief Inspector Paul Ditta, from West Midlands Police
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