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20 firefighters deal with skip blaze at Wednesbury waste centre

By Liam Keen | Wednesbury | News | Published:

Four fire engines were needed when a skip caught fire at an industrial estate in Wednesbury.

The scene of the fire. Photo: @WestMidsFire

Almost 20 firefighters dealt with the blaze at a waste treatment centre on Potters Lane this morning.

They received a 999 call at 10.19am and spent the next three hours extinguishing the flames.

The scene of the fire. Photo: @WestMidsFire

West Midlands Fire Service advised local residents to keep their windows and doors shut while they dealt with the incident.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: "Four fire engines, from Tipton, Walsall, West Bromwich and Bilston were at the scene, with 19 firefighters in total.

"It was a small fire where rags and calcium oxide bags at caught fire.

"We advised people to keep their doors and windows shut as a precaution at the time.

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The scene of the fire. Photo: @WestMidsFire

"It was all extinguished by 1pm."

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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