'Severe' blaze at UK paper mill

Around 100 firefighters are currently tackling a "severe" blaze at a 150-year-old Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Birmingham, West Midlands Fire Service has said.

First pictures of Birmingham paper mill fire

A member of the West Midlands Ambulance Service tweeted images of a fire at a 150-year-old paper mill in Birmingham.

Tweet: "F Team as medical cover to @WestMidsFire crews while they tackle the blaze. No persons reported at the fire" Credit: Twitter/@wmasshawkins
Tweet: "F Team tonight are at a large industrial fire in #Saltley #Birmingham as part of a #Multiagency response" Credit: Twitter/@wmasshawkins

100 firefighters attend paper mill blaze in Birmingham

West Midlands Fire Service have reported that 100 firefighters are currently tackling a blaze at the 150-year-old Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Birmingham.

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Severe fire at Smurfit - Kappa (paper mill) Nechells Birm, incident has 15 appliances committed to it. Further updates to follow. Mf

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Approx 75 firefighters are working hard to contain the fire at Smurf - Kappa, further updates to follow asap. Mf

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Approx 100 fire fighters are on scene along with multi agency partners who are working to contain the blaze and to stop further fire spread

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