Road closures announced following major Smethwick blaze

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service has announced that Dartmouth Road and Halfords Lane are closed due to the major fire in Smethwick.

Firefighters are also advising people to avoid Brasshouse Lane.

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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.