'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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Residents warned after large recycling plant blaze

Firefighter tackling the flames overnight. Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Residents are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed while fire crews tackle a large blaze at a recycling plant in Oldbury.

At its height 50 firefighters were needed to fight the flames at Weir Waste Services on Trinity Street.

The scene of the emergency operation at Weir Recycling in Oldbury. Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Fire Service has confirmed there is no toxic smoke, but have issued the warning to those living nearby as a precaution.

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