Fire-Fighters Tackle 700-Tonne Scrap Metal Blaze

Fire1West Midlands Fire Service have been tackling a blaze that engulfed 700-tonnes of scrap metal. 

The fire broke out at Hawkswood Recycling in Aston Church Road, Nechells on Saturday evening. Eight pumps were sent to tackle the fire.

Mechanical diggers were used to excavate the blaze and people living nearby were warned to close windows and doors.

West Midlands Fire Service said crews remained at the scene on Sunday.

West Midland’s Fire tweeted: “Excellent progress being made in removing and extinguishing metal scrap fire. Assertive, safe and effective FF’ing”.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

(pictures: West Midlands Fire Service)

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