Birmingham fire near Dudley Road hospital fills city skies with smoke

Black smoke was seen across the skies of Birmingham as a large fire raged at a derelict factory in the Winson Green area.

Dozens of firefighters were at the blaze, close to the English city's Dudley Road hospital.

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"There's no life threat at the moment," Jason Holt, from West Midlands Fire Service, said.

"We're tackling the building from the outside with jets and hydraulic platforms, so there are no firefighters inside the building."