Multiple fire crews tackle huge blaze at scrap yard in Aston, Birmingham

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Twelve fire crews were called to tackle the blaze in Aston, Birmingham overnight

Fifty firefighters were called to tackle a huge blaze which broke out at a scrap yard in Aston on Saturday (February 18).

West Midlands Fire Service were called to reports of a fire near Cheston Road at a scrap yard in Aston just after 9pm on Saturday evening.

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Around 50 firefighters worked well into the night to manage the blaze, and as of this morning, only a single fire engine remains at the scene, damping down and monitoring for hot spots. The fire service said there are not believed to be any casualties involved.

A statement from the fire service, read: "At 9.28pm on Saturday 17 February, crews were called to reports of a fire near Cheston Road in Aston. The incident involves a fire in a scrap yard.

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"Currently, 12 fire crews are in attendance at this incident, with nearly 50 firefighters in total. Other supporting vehicles and equipment such as a hydraulic aerial platform, high-volume pumping unit and command support vehicle are also at the scene.

"There are not believed to be any casualties involved. Police and other agencies are in attendance and supporting us. Please avoid the area where possible, and those living nearby are asked to keep windows and doors closed."

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