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‘Major incident’ declared as blaze causes train cancellations

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West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has declared a “major incident” in Wolverhampton and sent 20 appliances to tackle the blaze.

WMFS also said it had sent two hydraulic platforms to deal with the “large fire” and urged people to avoid the area due to oncoming emergency services.

Local residents have since been urged to keep all windows and doors shut.

The blaze has also caused travel disruption near Wolverhampton Train Station.

West Midlands Railway (WMR) revealed that the fire, which is located next to the track, has caused cancellations to services at Wolverhampton.

Disruption is expected to continue for “most of the rest of the evening”, WMR said in a recent live travel update.

However, valid tickets will be accepted with Midland Metro and NXWM buses between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

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