Smurfit Kappa fire (pic: Tahir Jalal)
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Crews tackle huge paper mill fire in Birmingham

Tens of thousands of tonnes of cardboard is on fire at a paper mill in Birmingham.

More than 70 firefighters were called to the blaze in Mount Street in Nechells, which broke out at about 22:00 BST on Wednesday, and 100 were at the scene overnight.

The fire service said no-one has been injured.

Twenty fire crews remained at the Smurfit Kappa plant, a mill for recycled packaging.

Tahir Jalal filmed images of the fire.

  • 18 Apr 2013