One person has been treated by ambulance services at the scene of a fire at a recycling plant in Darlaston, Walsall.
West Ambulance Service has yet to release details of the person's condition.
Loud explosions could be heard from the fire at G&P Batteries on Willenhall Road this afternoon.
50 firefighters are currently tackling the blaze which broke out earlier this afternoon (4 February).
West Midlands Fire Service says lithium batteries are involved in the blaze and firefighters are attempting to protect nearby buildings.
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