Firefighters tackling a serious fire at a paper mill in Birmingham say roads in the area will remain closed for the time being in the interests of public safety.
45 firefighters remain at the scene in Nechells as work has begun to remove debris from the site of Smurfitt Kappa.
– West Midlands Fire Service
Fortunately the wind speed has now dropped, making conditions at the scene less challenging."
60 firefighters and 11 fire engines are still at a blaze at a 150 year-old paper mill in Birmingham.
West Midlands Fire Service is still investigating the cause of the fire at the Smurfit Kappa Plant in Nechells.
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a severe fire at a 150-year-old paper mill. The flames could be seen for miles around.
The Smurfit Kappa plant in Nechells in Birmingham recyles paper and cardboard. At its height last night, there were 100 firefighters tackling it. Charlotte Grant reports
More than 12 hours on and firefighters are still trying to put out a blaze at a paper mill in Birmingham.
Fourteen fire engines are currently on site, with about 70 firefighters still tackling the fire.
West Midlands Fire Service has released a video taken from the hydraulic platform during last night's blaze in Nechells.
Smoke is billowing from a paper mill in North Birmingham following the large blaze that happened during the night.
Around 100 firefighters attended the scene in Nechells.
The cause of the blaze at the 150-year-old Smurfit Kappa plant is still unknown.
Expect traffic problems around the area by Kappa site, A47 heartlands park way from junc with saltley rd is closed. Diversions in place.From @WestMidsFire on Twitter:
We are advising peole in the smoke plume from the fire to keep windows shut, low risk to health, as it is air born ash.From @WestMidsFire on Twitter:
A47 Saltley Road in both directions closed due to the fire at Smurfit Kappa Paper Mill between B4114 Saltley Viaduct / Mainstream Way and Aston Church Road.
Tons of cardboard @ Smurfit Kappa ablaze since 10pm last night. No reported injuries. Police and fire crews will be at scene through the dayFrom @WMPolice on Twitter:
Fire at smurfitt - kappa is in a very large outdoor storage area. Approx 10,000 tons of recycled cardboard bales are ablaze. MoreFrom @WestMidsFire on Twitter:
Fire is contain to storage area, high winds are hampering fire fighting, however crews & other agencies are working extremly hard, moreFrom @WestMidsFire on Twitter: