September 25th, 2016

Blaze at scrapyard near Ricoh Arena

Updated: 4:44 pm, May 07, 2015

A HUGE cloud of black smoke was seen near the Ricoh Arena this morning (Friday) after a fire broke out at a nearby scrapyard.

Firefighters were called to a severe fire on Rowley Green Lane shortly after 8am this morning after a number of tyres caught fire.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Fire and Rescue said on arrival the crews were confronted with a fire involving a quantity of tyres, scrap vehicles and the outside of a nearby industrial unit.

They added: “Initial crews were on scene within two-and-a-half minutes of receiving the call and stopped the fire from spreading to nearby buildings and vehicles.”

Rowleys Green Lane scrap yard fire. Picture by Jon Mullis 10.015.002.cov.jm4

Rowleys Green Lane scrap yard fire. Picture by Jon Mullis 10.015.002.cov.jm8

Rowleys Green Lane scrap yard fire. Picture by Jon Mullis 10.015.002.cov.jm9

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