Smethwick firefighters praised

Jonathan Herrick, Fire Safety Manager, West Midlands Fire Service, has praised the work of the firefighters who tackled a large blaze at a recycling plant in Smethwick earlier this month.

A Chinese lantern landed on thousands of tonnes of rubbish causing £6 million worth of damage.

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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.