Birmingham & Black Country

Rail lines open after Smethwick scrapyard fire

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Media captionUp to 50 firefighters tackled the fire

A fire involving 200 tonnes of metal at a scrapyard in Smethwick has been brought under control.

Firecrews spent the night at the scene in Charles Street after the alarm was raised at about 17:00 BST on Tuesday.

Trains out of Birmingham to Stourbridge were cancelled, with tram services in the area also affected.

West Midlands Fire Service said all rail lines had now reopened. The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed by investigators.

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Image caption About 200 tonnes of metal were "well alight", the fire service said

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