Disused Featherstone factory targeted by arsonists

Waste fire Image copyright Staffordshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption Smoke also affected drivers on the M54

Firefighters have tackled a suspected arson at a disused factory on the Staffordshire / West Midlands border.

Crews arrived at Cat and Kittens Lane, in Featherstone, on Friday night to find 70 tonnes of waste alight.

At its height, five units were involved, plus as diggers and other equipment.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue said the blaze had been extinguished and fire investigators had moved in, while police were also involved.

Smoke from the site also affected drivers on the M54 motorway.

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