Tipton recycling plant fire was 'deliberate act'

  • 10 March 2014
  • From the section England
Fire crews at the plant in Tipton
The fire service confirmed there was no risk to nearby residents
Fire crews at the plant in Tipton
Firefighters were called to the scene at 15:45 GMT on Sunday
Fire crews at the plant in Tipton
About 2.5 million litres of water has been used on the fire

A "significant" fire at a wood recycling plant and scrapyard is being treated as suspicious, the fire service says.

Firefighters were called to Bloomfield Road, in Tipton, just before 15:45 GMT on Sunday.

West Midlands Fire Service said two fire engines remained at the scene damping down.

Incident commander Andy Morgan said the fire appeared to have been started deliberately.

"We've had our fire investigation team here for most of the day looking through what happened. It is suspicious," he said.

"There's no real other way it could have caught fire other than a deliberate act."

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