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Smethwick factory fire: Aerial view of 'largest blaze'

1 July 2013 Last updated at 10:58 BST

Firefighters tackling a blaze involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material and a factory unit say it is the largest fire seen in the West Midlands.

The fire has been blamed on Chinese lanterns that dropped on the plastics.

Simon McCoy reports.