FIRE crews remain on site at a business park in Bromsgrove after a huge fire - which at its height needed 65 firefighters to battle it.

The fire took hold of a wax re-cycling plant on the Saxon Industrial Estate in Stoke Prior at around 6.30pm.

The firefighters, from 13 Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service crews, with specialist foam, water, aerial, environmental and command units managed to contain the "intense" fire and prevented significant damage to other units.

They were faced with hazards including gas cylinders and a running fuel fire.

They were also forced to evacuate several workers from neighbouring units - but nobody was hurt in the fire.

Fire crews will remain on site, working with colleagues from the Police, Ambulance, Environment Agency and Public Health England, to resolve the incident.

Area Commander Keith Chance, who was the incident commander, said that ‘due to the swift and professional actions of fire crews, working in a very hazardous environment, we have been able to prevent the fire from destroying surrounding businesses and ensure nobody was hurt.

Last night, he said the service's priority was to fully extinguish the fire and enable other businesses on site to open as usual.

The cause of the fire is as yet unknown and fire investigation is on-going.