Bordesley Green residents woke up to shocking scenes as a scrapyard in the area went up in flames this morning (5 November).

Firefighters battled to control the blaze at a scrapyard off Bordesley Green Road in Birmingham just before 5am on Saturday.

West Midlands Fire Service arrived with 6 fire engines to the the shocking scene of the inferno.

Fire crews bravely battled to bring the raging fire under controlWMFS
Fire crews bravely battled to bring the raging fire under control

A spokesperson said: “The incident is a severe fire involving approximately 300 tonnes of scrap metal.

“Crews are working to extinguish the fire and prevent fire spreading to nearby fences.

“Five main jets are in use, with one of our hydraulic platforms also in attendance. Heavy plant machinery is also in use, with on-site staff assisting our firefighters.”

Local residents and businesses were advised to keep doors and windows closed as plumes of smoke blanketed the area.

Fire crews used a high-volume pumping unit to extract an emergency water supply from the nearby Grand Union Canal.

The Canal and River Trust are also supporting the fire services to ensure there is adequate water supply to deal with the serious incident at the scrapyard.

The thick plumes of smoke could be seen as far away as StetchfordWMFS
The thick plumes of smoke could be seen as far away as Stetchford

West Midlands Police were in attendance and street closures were put into place as 38 firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

The firefighters worked throughout the morning and afternoon to douse the blaze and make the area safe.

The inferno was finally brought under control but fire crews were still at the site as evening drew in to ensure there were no other hotspots at the location during the night.

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