West Midlands Fire Service is urging people to make sure that their household smoke alarms are fitted in the best places.
One of the main reasons for smoke alarms not going off when there is a fire is because they are too far away - meaning people could be depriving themselves of vital seconds to get out of their home and call 999.
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Remaining very windy with gales. Rain soon clearing, with sunny intervals developing.
Outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy, will soon clear. Sunshine and scattered showers will follow. Mainly dry later.
Localised gales will develop across parts of the region tonight. Tomorrow there will be sunshine and scattered showers.