THESE dramatic photos show a huge, devastating fire ripping through a warehouse in Birmingham.

At the height of the fire at Nechells in Mount Street, Birmingham, there were 30 fire engines at the scene as crews used water pumped from a canal to fight the blaze.

West Midlands Fire Service has shared a dramatic series of photos of the massive blaze. 

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The fire was reported at 7.40pm on Sunday and involves a large amount of paper and cardboard bales on fire at a warehouse.



At the height of the incident, West Midlands Fire Service had more than 30 fire appliances in attendance - including two aerial hydraulic platforms, multiple fire engines, a high volume water pumping unit, and a drone.

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A spokesman for the fire service said: "Crews from stations across the West Midlands are working extremely hard to tackle the blaze using main jets.

We are working closely with police and ambulance colleagues, the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water, and on-site staff, to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

There are no reports of any casualties.

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An update this morning said: "Eight fire engines and some 50 personnel continue to bring this large-scale incident to a safe conclusion.

"The on-site fire safety procedures helped us in our initial attack on the fire. We have worked with on-site staff and enabled the company to continue some of its usual operations this morning.

"Our fire investigators will today be working to try to establish how the fire started.

"Firefighters have faced challenging conditions at the site, including the amount of smoke created.

"Staff in our fire control were pivotal in coordinating our response and resources.

"Part of our firefighting plan included use of our specialist high volume water pumping unit. At one stage this was pumping and relaying 8000 litres of water per minute from a nearby canal."