Firefighters tackling major blaze at paper mill

Fire services are battling a major blaze at a paper recycling plant in Birmingham. Credit: Twitter/@WMPolice/@BhamUpdates
The fire at the Smurfit Kappa mill started just after 10pm, West Midlands Police has said. Credit: Twitter/@WMPolice/@BhamUpdates
Police said high winds were hampering the first efforts to extinguish the fire. Credit: Twitter/@WMPolice/@BhamUpdates

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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.