Huge plumes of black smoke in Birmingham as tyres on fire (Details)

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The view of the plume of smoke from the road
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People took to social media to share their images of smoke rising from Saltley in Birmingham

Plumes of black smoke have been spotted for miles across Birmingham as tyres are believed to have caught fire along a street lined with industrial units.

The fire was first reported at 15:22 BST along Crawford Street, Saltley

Crews were sent out to tackle the blaze amid reports of gas bottles and fridges being at the scene.

More than 30 people had called 999 to report the blaze, West Midlands Fire Service said. It is not yet known what started the fire.

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The fire is now under control, the fire service has confirmed.

A total of eight firefighters, with one crew from Ladywood and a brigade response vehicle, were sent to the scene.


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Crews were sent out to tackle the blaze amid reports of gas bottles being at the scene


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A total of eight fire fighters with one crew from Ladywood and a brigade response vehicle, were sent to the scene

The fire service released a video of what firefighters were dealing with and encouraged members of the public not to call in about the blaze.

West Midlands Police said road closures were in place while crews tackled the fire.


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It is not yet known what started the fire

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