A fire at a massive recycling plant caused huge delays on a nearby motorway and thick black smoke was billowing in the air.
More than 50 firefighters are fighting a blaze at Tramway Close, in Darleston, Walsall – near the M6.
The fire, which started around 11.30am, involved a large number of scrap vehicles and was delayed near Junction 10 – one of the busiest sections of Britain’s motorway.
Shocking photos show a massive fire erupting from the site sending clouds of smoke into the air.
A spokesman for the West Midlands Fire Service said: “We have responded to several calls about a fire at a vehicle recycling center in Tramway Close, Darleston.
“We currently have 10 fire equipment, a hydraulic platform, a drone and high volume pumping unit and several specialist officers in attendance.
“Local residents are asked to keep windows closed and avoid the area due to heavy smoke.
“We are working with site owners, police and ambulances are also in attendance.
“We are making good progress in extinguishing the fire and protecting nearby businesses. The cause is not known at this time.”
The West Midlands Road Team tweeted: “M6 traffic slows around J10 Walsall due to a large plume of smoke visible from a recycling center fire on Heath Road in Darlestone.”