Birmingham & Black Country

Large fire breaks out at Lye recycling yard

Fire scene Image copyright Oldbury Fire
Image caption Smoke could be seen billowing into the air for miles

A large blaze broke out at a recycling yard containing plastics and foam in the Black Country.

Seventy firefighters tackled flames off Rufford Street, close to Lye railway station, Stourbridge, from 12:00 BST.

Black smoke could be seen for miles around and people living nearby were advised to keep windows closed.

West Midlands Fire Service said the fire was under control and crews had been scaled back while damping down continued.

Image copyright Oldbury Fire
Image caption The fire spread to a Land Rover garage nearby and two Range Rovers were destroyed by flames
Image copyright Oldbury Fire
Image caption Piles of rubbish could be seen smouldering
Image copyright Oldbury Fire
Image caption The fire was close to Lye railway line

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