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West Bromwich fire: Severe blaze at industrial unit

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Image caption More than half of the unit was affected by smoke and fire

About 40 firefighters tackled a severe blaze at an industrial unit in the West Midlands.

More than half of the trade wholesalers on Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, was damaged by smoke and fire.

A ground-floor stock room at the two-storey building was destroyed in the fire, which began at 04:25 BST. Eight engines were deployed at its height.

The cause of the blaze, which was put out at about 06:10, is not known, according to the fire service.

The fire service said investigations were ongoing into the cause and it was helping employees deal with smoke damage.

Two fire engines from West Bromwich and crews from Smethwick, Handsworth, Oldbury, Wednesbury, Ladywood and Tipton were sent.

Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption Fire crews were called at about 04:25 BST
Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption Eight fire engines were at the scene at the height of the blaze
Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption About 40 firefighters tackled the blaze

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