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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Prime Minister praises work of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service

Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has passed onto West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service the Prime Minister's praise for the fire fighters still on the scene of a factory fire in Smethwick.

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