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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Your pictures: major fire in Smethwick

View from Bristol Road, Edgbaston Credit: Twitter: @grimmywest
Fire seen from the Custard Factory, Birmingham Credit: Twitter: constant40
Camden Street, Birmingham Credit: Twitter: @kevinashcroft
From the scene of the fire in Smethwick Credit: Twitter: @KBegum_
Pouring over Birmingham city centre Credit: Twitter: robertjtrigg

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