By Laura Kemp • 16 October 2021 • 17:10
Huge blaze involving 100 cars in Daralston causing chaos. Image - Walsall Fire Station
Eight crews of firefighters are currently at the scene of a huge blaze involving 100 cars in Tramway Close, Darlaston, West Midlands, after receiving a flurry of 999 calls at 11.30am this morning Saturday, October 16.
A huge fire has engulfed parts of a recycling centre with plumes of smoke causing delays near junction 10 of the M6.
A West Midlands Fire Service spokeswoman said: “We responded to a number of calls to a fire at a vehicle recycling centre in Tramway Close, Daralston.”
“We currently have 10 fire appliances in attendance, 1 hydraulic platform, a drone and high volume pumping unit and a number of specialist officers.”
“Local residents are asked to keep windows closed due to heavy smoke logging and avoid the area. We are working with the site owners, police and ambulance are also in attendance.”
“We are making good progress in extinguishing the fire and protecting surrounding businesses. The cause is not known at this time.”
Photographs taken of the scene show black smoke billowing from cars that are on fire, towering over nearby residential streets.
Some drivers have said that traffic came to a complete standstill.
The West Midlands Road team tweeted: “M6 traffic slow both ways around J10 Walsall due to large plumes of smoke visible from a recycling centre fire on Heath Road in Darlaston.”
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