West Midlands Fire Service have issued a warning for residents to stay safe to keep “doors and windows closed” as a “severe” fire rages at an industrial estate in the Tyseley area of Birmingham this evening.

Plumes of black smoke can be seen for miles as firefighters bravely try to control the fire at the industrial unit in Tyseley.

Over 50 firefighters are currently at the scene and people are being urged to stay indoors and close their windows.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said: “We currently have 10 appliances plus specialist appliances in attendance at a severe fire at Tyseley Industrial Estate.

“Please keep doors and windows closed.”

Plumes of smoke from the Tyseley fire can be seen for milesSupplied
Plumes of smoke from the Tyseley fire can be seen for miles
The large plume of black smoke from the Tyseley fire could be seen from across Birmingham, including in the Jewellery QuarterPaul Wheeler
Plumes of black smoke from the Tyseley fire could be seen from across Birmingham, including in the Jewellery Quarter

Motorists are also being urged to keep car windows closed and divert away from the Tyseley area.

The smoke is visible from several areas around the city including Birmingham Airport, Sparkbrook, Weoley Castle, Haymills, Aston, Small Heath, Newtown, Bordesely Green, Sparkhill, and even as far away as the Jewellery Quarter.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more details emerge.

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