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

View all 31 updates ›

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.

More on this story