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Derelict Smethwick factory damaged by fire

Smethwick fire Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service
Image caption Eleven crews were sent to deal with a fire at a derelict factory in Smethwick

Firefighters worked through the night to bring a fire at a derelict factory in the West Midlands under control.

Eleven crews were sent to the scene at Cornwall Road, Smethwick, after a West Midlands Fire Service crew spotted the fire at about 19:20 GMT on Sunday.

The service said half of the building had been saved.

No injuries were reported, and the cause has not been established. Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

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Image caption The cause of the fire is still being investigated
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Image caption West Midlands Fire Service said 50% of the factory had been saved
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Image caption Firefighters were still at the scene on Monday morning

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