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Fire engulfs 700-tonne scrap metal pile in Nechells

Nechells fire Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption Firefighters had to work through the night to deal with a fire at a recycling plant in Birmingham

A huge blaze engulfed a 700-tonne scrap metal heap at a recycling plant in Birmingham.

The fire, on Aston Church Road in Nechells, was reported at about 17:20 GMT on Saturday.

At its height, eight pumps were sent to tackle the fire, and people living nearby were warned to close windows and doors.

West Midlands Fire Service said crews remained at the scene on Sunday. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Image caption Firefighters were still dealing with a blaze at a Birmingham recycling plant nearly 24 hours after arriving on the scene
Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption Residents living near the recycling plant in the Nechells area of Birmingham were warned to keep doors and windows closed while a large fire was dealt with by firefighters

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