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'Large' blaze at Premier Waste in Perry Barr

Firefighters have been tackling a "large fire" at a recycling plant in Birmingham.

At its height 75 firefighters tackled 500 tonnes of paper alight at Premier Waste on Walsall Road, Perry Barr.

The service said the blaze was about "half the size" of a fire caused by a Chinese lantern at a recycling factory in Smethwick in June, the fifteenth fire at a waste recycling site in the West Midlands this year.

  • 05 Aug 2013