Firefighters tackling West Midlands 'biggest ever blaze'

Smethwick borders the edge of Birmingham Credit: Google Maps

West Midlands area fire commander Steve Vincent said: "This is the largest fire that we've had in the West Midlands. It is a major fire and we've got support from surrounding fire brigades to help us deal with this."

More than 200 firefighters are tackling the blaze.


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