Firefighter above smoke from Smethwick track-side fire
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Smethwick: Trains halted by track-side fire

There have been serious delays for road and rail users following a fire at a scrap metal yard near a railway line out of Birmingham.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service sent crews with 10 pumps to fight the blaze, near The Hawthorns station in Smethwick.

At the height of the blaze, the fire service said about 200 tons of metal was alight.

  • 30 Sep 2014
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