PLUMES of acrid smoke could be seen for up to five miles after a trailer full of tyres went up in flames in Kingswinford.

Fire crews were called to reports of a fire involving a caravan and trailer in Oak Lane at around 4.30pm on Tuesday, October 30.

There was a large quantity of vehicle tyres in the trailer.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said is it thought the fire could have been deliberately started and that enquiries are on-going.