Smethwick fire: Firefighters making progress

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As we now have daylight, firefighting can be more assertive extinguishing remaining 10% of recycling material still alight #SmethwickFire

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#smethwickfire Good progress being made, approx 10% of materials still on fire, multi agency briefing at 0630 to review situation.

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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.