Huge fire breaks out in Birmingham, The blaze broke out at Tyseley Industrial Estate in Birmingham on
Monday afternoon. The fire is believed to have involved plastics recycling company GW Webb Plastics.
Huge fire in Birmingham, West Midlands Fire Service said the “severe fire” would last late into the night last
night and urged people to avoid the area.
The Hazardous Area Response Team from West Midlands Ambulance Service was sent to the scene along
with police officers but nobody is thought to have been injured
Thick clouds of grey and black smoke were pictured rising into the sky by dozens of concerned onlookers after
the fire broke out.
Nearby residents were advised to keep their doors and windows closed to avoid toxic fumes from the fire, with smoke seen as far as Oldbury, 10 miles from the scene.
Part of the A41 Warwick Road was closed as a result, with heavy congestion in the nearby area.
A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: “We now have more than 100 firefighters tackling a severe fire
at a plastics factory on Tyseley Industrial Estate, Birmingham.
“This incident will last into the night. Please avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed if you live nearby.