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Crews tackle 'severe' factory fire in Wolverhampton

Damage on Tuesday morning
Image caption Damage caused to the building by the fire could be seen, as crews remained at the site on Tuesday morning

About 50 firefighters tackled a severe fire at what is thought to be a factory which makes Christmas decorations.

Crews spent the night at the Alma Street, Heath Town, in Wolverhampton, where a fire broke out on Monday evening.

Nearby residents were warned to keep windows and doors shut because of large amounts of smoke.

At one stage, the building was "100% involved in fire", West Midlands Fire Service said on Twitter.

Adam Lawrence, who saw the fire said: "I saw loads of smoke, flames.

"It was quite a big fire."

Image caption West Midlands Fire Service said investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.
Image copyright West Bromwich Fire Station
Image caption Smoke could be seen across the area
Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption West Midlands Fire Service took to social media overnight to advise residents on how to keep safe

The incident was scaled down from 10 pumps to four at about 02:00 BST, some five hours after the fire started.

Crews remained at the scene on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

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Image caption At its height, 10 crews from across the Black Country were tackling the blaze

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