Firefighters tackle a large blaze at a Birmingham scrap yard

More than 50 firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a scrap yard in Birmingham.

West Midlands Fire Service are at the scene on Adderley Street in Deritend, with 10 fire engines currently working to control the fire.

Residents being urged to keep their windows and doors shut.

Emergency crews say they'll be there for some considerable time, and to avoid the area where possible as roads are closed.

Police and Fire crews remained on site throughout the day. Credit: ITV News Central

Fire crews said they were called to Adderley Street just after 2.30am this morning (6 January), with the first arriving within three minutes of being deployed.

The fire started a car workshop and a number of vehicles, and threatened nearby businesses.

As of 8am, four fire engines and an aerial platform remained at the scene.

The cause of the fire has yet to be established.

In a Tweet, West Midlands Fire Service said: "Crews will be at Adderley Street, Deritend for some considerable time.

"If local please keep doors and windows closed and avoid the area as roads are closed."