Fire crews tackle blaze at scrap metal yard

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a scrap metal yard in Birmingham.

West Midlands Fire Service said it was called out shortly before 05:00 BST to a fire on Aston Church Road in the Nechells area.

"We are working hard with on-site staff, using heavy plant, to extinguish 150 tonnes of waste material," a spokesperson for the fire service said.

People have been asked to avoid the area.

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