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Firefighters tackle blaze at derelict Willenhall factory

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Image caption Firefighters have managed to contain a fire at a derelict two-storey factory in the Willenhall area of Walsall

Twelve crews of firefighters dealt with a blaze at a derelict factory in the West Midlands.

West Midlands Fire Service was alerted to the fire on Stafford Street, Willenhall, at about 08:15 GMT on Saturday.

Roads were closed while the fire was extinguished, and residents were advised to keep doors and windows shut due to large amounts of smoke.

Nobody is believed to have been injured in the fire, a spokesman said.

Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption Twelve crews from West Midlands Fire Service have been deployed to deal with a fire at a derelict factory in the Willenhall area of Walsall

A spokesman for the fire service said a cause had not yet been established, but a fire investigation officer would examine the site once it was deemed safe.

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Image caption Large amounts of smoke billowing out from a derelict factory have forced Willenhall residents to keep their doors and windows shut

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