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'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.

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10,000 tonnes of cardboard ablaze at Birmingham mill

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.

Northfield Fire service has issued an updated picture of the fire at the Smurfit Kappa site. Credit: Twitter/@Northfieldfire

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