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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.

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Recycing plant advice on storing rubbish to prevent fires

Two weeks on from the biggest fire the West Midlands has ever seen, firefighters are advising recycling plants on how to store rubbish to prevent a similar blaze.

A Chinese lantern landed on thousands of tonnes of rubbish at a centre in Smethwick causing £6 million worth of damage.

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