'Large fire' at recycling plant in Oldbury

Around 50 firefighters have been tackling a large fire at Weir Waste Services in Oldbury overnight. West Midlands Fire Service said about 200 tonnes of cardboard and plastic went up in flames.

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Fire service issue Oldbury fire details on Periscope

West Midlands Fire Service media officer Wayne Little gave this update on live video streaming app Periscope about the Oldbury recycling plant blaze overnight.

He confirmed that 200 tonnes of cardboard and plastic had gone up in flames, but reassured people it was not toxic.

Fire crews are continuing to tackle to the blaze this morning and residents are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed as a precaution.

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