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0802 Smethwick fire
A major fire involving 50,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material and a factory unit in Smethwick has been declared "a major incident".
About 200 firefighters are at the scene of the blaze at the Jayplas depot in Dartmouth Road, nine of whom have been taking to hospital.
BBC News has video of the massive blaze in Smethwick.
0817 Smethwick fire
Thirty-five fire engines were sent to the fire, which broke out at about 23:00 yesterday.
The blaze sent a plume of smoke 6,000 feet into the air. Birmingham Airport has been alerted, although there is currently no impact on flights
0828 Smethwick fire
BBC WM's Michelle Dawes is reporting from the scene of the fire in Smethwick. Listen live.
Area commander Steve Vincent tells her: "We haven't evacuated any of the local residents because this is mainly an industrial area, but we have had some minor injuries to some of our firefighters at the scene."
0835 Smethwick fire
Ron Sutton took this photo of the smoke plume from Perry Barr.
West Midlands Fire Service told BBC WM it expected to be at the scene for several days.
0841 Smethwick fire
West Midlands Fire Service says Dartmouth Road, Halfords Lane and Brasshouse Lane are closed to traffic and the fire is likely to cause congestion in the area.
It also urges motorists to avoid J1 of the M5. Read the latest on road closures and disruption here.
BBC News's Liz Cave says smoke from the Smethwick fire can be seen more than 50 miles away, in places including Coventry and Northamptonshire - and also from Birmingham city centre.