Monday 1st July 2013 – 10.20am – Murray MacGregor.
West Midlands Ambulance Service continues to provide support to colleagues from West Midlands Fire Service at the scene of a massive blaze in Smethwick.
A total of 11 firefighters have been treated by ambulance service staff for a variety of minor injuries, though three were taken to hospital overnight. Injuries include heat exhaustion, injuries to eyes and an ankle as well as one minor burn.
The Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team remains on scene with two ambulance officers to provide support.
Local residents continue to be asked to keep doors and windows shut as a precaution, but there is not thought to be any risk to health from the fire.
The plume from the blaze can be seen from as far away as Warwickshire.