A large fire ripped through a recycling center in Birmingham. Over 50 tonnes of waste material were on fire as crews battled the blaze.
West Midlands Fire Service were alerted to the inferno on Redfern Road, Tyseley, from about 6am today, Monday, April 2. Five fire engines were initially sent to the scene, with two further crews joining later.
Initially the fire service said 50 tonnes of waste was on fire. But that it feared to have spread with 300 tonnes at the site.
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Crews are using water jets to extinguish the flames. Water is being pumped from the Grand Union canal.
A fire investigation is underway to establish the cause. Multiple agencies are at the scene. HGV near to the fire are being moved, the fire service said.
In a tweet, the fire service said: “5 Fire appliances and hydraulic platform currently dealing with a large fire at a recycling center in the Tyseley area of Birmingham. Approximately 50 tonnes of waste materials on fire.”
The fire service said the site measures 50m by 150m. It has 300 tonnes of waste at the center.
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