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Recycling yard fire in Black Country investigated

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

An investigation is under way to determine the cause of a large fire at a recycling yard.

Seventy firefighters tackled Sunday's blaze at the yard containing plastics and foam off Rufford Street, Lye, Stourbridge.

Neil Griffiths, from West Midlands Fire Service, said the area hit by the fire was "devastated".

Crews saved two nearby buildings and "ultimately the businesses" being run from them, he said.

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

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