50 firefighters are tackling a blaze at G&P Batteries on Willenhall Road, Walsall.
ITV News Central has been told by eyewitnesses that a number of loud explosions could be heard at the plant.
It is the second time this year a fire has broken out at the factory - the previous one on 14 January saw 60 firefighters in attendance.
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Cloudy with some rain, becoming drier and brighter later.
Rather cloudy with patchy rain for a time.
Owner Carmela Barbaro was hauled out of her van seconds before it went up in flames as a result of an electrical fault.