Firefighters called to tackle blaze at West Bromwich recycling firm

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Around six fire crews were called to tackle the blaze on Tuesday morning

Fire crews were called to tackle a blaze at a recycling centre in West Bromwich this morning (October 31).

A fire broke out at at Robert Hopkins & Son - Hazardous Waste Management firm on Bullock Street off Kelvin Way, an industrial area of the town.

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It’s believed the fire involved between 10 and 15 tons of oil rags at the site. Staff at the firm also assisted crews to access the fire by using on-site machinery. The Express and Star has reported that fire crews were called to the incident around 8.30am on Tuesday.

No-one is believed to have been injured in the fire. The operation was being scaled down at around 1pm.

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A spokesperson from West Midlands Fire Service told the Express and Star: “Fire crews are making good progress.

The fire involves somewhere between 10 and 15 tons of oil rags. Onsite staff of the recycling firm are assisting fire crews, using their on site machinery to access the fire and move some of the burning material.

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“As of 9.45am, crews said that the fire was contained to a shredding machine and the incident is being scaled down to one fire engine and one 4x4 response vehicle, with roughly seven fire fighters now at the scene.”

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