Firefighters limit Smethwick blaze by two thirds

West Midlands Fire Service said firefighters have reduced the blaze in Smethwick to a third its original size.

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Our firefighters have now managed to get the #smethwickfire down to a third the size of what it was at its height. But still loads to do...

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Smethwick blaze CCTV released

West Midlands Fire Service has released CCTV footage of the moment it believes a Chinese lantern floated into a recyling centre in Smethwick, starting a huge blaze