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 generally cloudy with further locally heavy rain or showers expected through Friday morning, drier in the afternoon.
Showers will continue through Friday and may turn locally heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.