FORTY firefighters tackled a factory fire at a Brierley Hill business park this morning (Friday).

Crews were called to the unit - believed to be P Patterns Ltd - at Hurst Business Park, Navigation Drive, at 4.35am.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the burning building as six firefighters ventured inside to douse the flames.

A hydraulic platform was also drafted in so the fire could be tackled from above.

The team from West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team are also at the scene for support although there were no patients.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said firefighters were now dampening down and cordons were being relaxed to allow surrounding businesses to operate.

An investigation is under way to determine the cause.