Helicopter support in battle to put out paper mill fire

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.

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If you follow @wmpolice or @westmidsfire you will know that there is a large fire in Nechells. We have been airborne for long periods...

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...assisting in providing an aerial view and tactical support. Apologies for the noise, it's unavoidable.

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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.