Huge fire breaks out at plastics factory in Tamworth, Staffordshire


A very serious fire broke out at a plastics factory located on the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate in Tamworth, Staffordshire on Thursday, a news report in the local media has revealed.

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The blaze was tackled by about 30 firefighters, and the Staffordshire fire service said one engine remained at the scene on Friday.

Some of the witnesses reported seeing large plumes of black smoke from up to 10 miles away and London Midland said some of its services to Tamworth station were cancelled or delayed because the fire was “close” to the railway track.

Additionally, police were also at the scene and advised people in the area to keep doors and windows closed, especially due to the rather dangerous nature of the materials on the site of the fire. Luckily, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said no casualties had been reported following this incident.

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