– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
Crews responded to a major fire at a re-cycling plant in Smethwick overnight.
“Ambulance staff have treated 9 patients for injuries received at the scene. Three of these patients were later conveyed to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.
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.