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The tens of thousands of tons of cardboard at a paper Mill near Birmingham is expected to keep burning for days after a fire.
More than 70 firefighters are still tackling the blaze over a seven-acre area at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in the Nechells area of Birmingham.
One hundred fire fighters with 20 engines have been tackling a "severe" fire at a paper recycling mill in Nechells in Birmingham overnight.
It is thought the fire started in an outside storage area containing cardboard bales, the cause of the fire is being investigated.
Around 100 firefighters are currently at a blaze at Birmingham's last paper mill.
West Midlands Fire Service says more than 15 fire engines have been at the 150 year-old Smurfit Kappa plant in Nechells overnight.
Around 10,000 tonnes of recycled cardboard bales are on fire at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Birmingham, West Midlands Fire Service has said.
The service said crews and agencies are continuing to battle high winds but are "working extremely hard" to bring the blaze under control.
West Midlands Police have confirmed they are giving helicopter support to the effort to extinguish the fire at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Birmingham.
A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service has said the fire at the Smurfit Kappa plant in Birmingham is in "a very large outside storage area, containing cardboard bales".
The site in Mount Street, in the Nechells area of the city, is a recycled packaging mill.
According to its website, Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world with more than 41,000 employees in 32 countries.