Smethwick fire explained

Firefighters are advising recycling plants on how to store rubbish to prevent fires. It comes just two weeks after the biggest fire the West Midlands has ever seen. A Chinese lantern landed on thousands of tonnes of rubbish at a centre in Smethwick.

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Seen from Lichfield – over 15 miles away Credit: Twitter: JamesyJames1
Great Bridge, West Midlands Credit: Twitter: Daphne41
Summer Row, Central Birmingham Credit: Twitter: @stuoasis77
View from Weoley Castle / Bartley Green Credit: @izziekatelou
Seen from Thresham Road, Kingstanding Credit: Twitter: michaelbev2000
Take this morning from Halesowen Credit: Facebook: Steve Jones

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