Birmingham & Black Country

Fire at Holyhead Road factory in Handsworth

Fire engine outside factory
Image caption Water was drawn from a nearby canal to fight the fire

More than 40 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a disused factory in Birmingham.

The fire on Holyhead Road, Handsworth, started just before 05:00 BST, West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said.

The A41 Birmingham Road had to be closed earlier between Halfords Lane and Middlemore Road.

Jim Sinnot, from the fire service, said wood and cardboard inside the factory was ablaze and investigations into the cause are now taking place.

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