This is the scene at a Birmingham recycling Centre in the West Midlands this afternoon.
Seventeen fire engines, 2 aerial platform, a high volume water pumping unit and a drone are in attendance at a severe fire at a recycling centre on Clarel Avenue in Birmingham – the smoke can be seen from some distance.
Smoke could be seen for miles around Birmingham and people living in the area were advised to keep their windows and doors shut.
The fire service was liaising with Network Rail to monitor the impact of the fire on the several railway lines close to the blaze. The scrap yard lies between Adderley Park, Duddeston, Bordesley and Moor Street train stations. A Fire Service Spokesman has advised people to avoid the area and close all windows and door if they live near.