Huge factory blaze causes rush hour chaos in Birmingham as 100 firefighters battle to douse the flames
- A huge fire has broke out at a factory at Tyseley Industrial Park in Birmingham
- Around 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze near a railway station
- Incident has sparked delays as trains are trapped at the railway station
Around 100 firefighters are tackling a huge factory blaze near a railway station on the outskirts of Birmingham this morning which has caused rush hour traffic chaos.
The blaze at Tyseley Industrial Park in the south-east of the city, has caused delays and cancellations because trains are trapped at Tyseley station.
Motorists are being urged to avoid the area and road closures are in place.
Around 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze near a railway station on the outskirts of Birmingham this morning which has caused rush hour traffic chaos
The fire broke out just after 5am today.
Marc Hudson, from West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service, said: ‘Firefighters were called to report of a factory on fire at 5.13am today.
‘Currently there are 15 fire appliances and specialist resources including 3 hydraulic platforms.
‘100 firefighters are tackling a large scale blaze.
‘The size of the fire is approximately 100 metre square and and 100 per cent of the factory is destroyed.
‘Several vehicles have also been destroyed.
‘Fire service personnel have worked tirelessly to stop the fire spreading to neighbouring properties.
‘Local road closures are in place so please avoid the area as we will be here for most of the day.’
Motorists are being urged to avoid the area and road closures are in place in the area. Firefighters are pictured at the scene
The smoke from the huge blaze can be seen almost seven miles away at Birmingham Airport.
Bosses at the airport said was not affecting flights.
Some train services from Birmingham New Street have been cancelled due to the fire.
Services from Birmingham to Leicester/Stansted Airport and Nottingham to Birmingham/Cardiff are subject to alterations and cancellations as the train lines were trapped at the depot.
The 6.19am from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham has been cancelled.
The service to Stansted Airport due at 9.43am has also been cancelled.
No injuries but WMAS ambulances are currently parked up at the scene, according to the Birmingham Mail.