125 firefighters scramble to huge pallet blaze as building left destroyed

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125 firefighters are battling a blaze at a large factory in Sparkhill, Birmingham.

West Midlands Fire Service are advising people in the local area to keep doors and windows closed for the next few hours.

The fire service have been dealing with the blaze for a number of hours after details were first posted on Twitter at around 11pm on Thursday.

Huge plumes of smoke can be seen in the Pentos Drive area and it appears that a building has been destroyed by the fire.

Firefighters confirmed that the blaze involves large quantities of pallets which are creating heavy smoke in the area.

In its latest Tweet West Midlands Fire Service wrote: "We have been in attendance at a large factory fire in sparkhill. We have over 125 firefighters dealing with the fire.

"We recommend that doors and windows in the local vicinity be kept closed for the next few hours."

Originally there were eight fire engines in the area but this has been increased to 16 appliances.

West Midlands Police are also on the scene to help keep locals safe and put in place any cordons needed.

A crew from Haden Cross Fire Station are at the scene and Tweeted: "Red Watch in attendance at a large fire in Sparkhill. Working hard to prevent fire spread and also assisting colleagues from @WMPolice and Emergency Planning Officers to keep local residents safe. #readywillingable"

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