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Smethwick fire explained

Firefighters are advising recycling plants on how to store rubbish to prevent fires. It comes just two weeks after the biggest fire the West Midlands has ever seen. A Chinese lantern landed on thousands of tonnes of rubbish at a centre in Smethwick.

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Road closures remain in place after Smethwick fire

Road closures are still in place following yesterday's fire at a recycling plant in Smethwick.

Firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service are still at the scene, where more than 50,000 tonnes of recycling material went up in flames.

  • Birmingham Road at Halfords Lane
  • Telford Way at Dartmouth Road
  • Dartmouth Road at Bevan Way
  • Halfords Lane at Cambridge Road
  • Dartmouth Road/Brasshouse Lane/Lewisham Road/Cambridge Road
  • Lewisham Road at Middlemore Road
  • Brasshouse Road at North Western Road

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