Cause of paper mill fire being investigated by police

One hundred fire fighters with 20 engines have been tackling a "severe" fire at a paper recycling mill in Nechells in Birmingham overnight.

A "severe" fire at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Birmingham Credit: Daybreak

It is thought the fire started in an outside storage area containing cardboard bales, the cause of the fire is being investigated.

The paper mill celebrated 150 years in business last year Credit: Daybreak

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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.