Birmingham fire: Smoke rises from packaging factory as tons of cardboard and paper burn | UK | News

The fire broke out at Smurfit Kappa when thousands of tons of cardboard and paper went up in flames. West Midlands Fire Brigade tweeted: “Fire pumps 20 at Smurfit Kappa 1000s from tons of cardboard and paper, crews work extremely hard.”

Video footage shows smoke sweeping across the West Midlands as flames continue.

Smurfit Kappa is a cardboard and paper recycling plant on Duddeston Mill Road, Saltley.

It is not yet known how the fire started.

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