FIREFIGHTERS have been battling a severe fire at a Halesowen factory overnight.

An emergency call was received by West Midlands Fire Service at 8.51pm, with the first crew arriving at the Combeswood location five minutes later.

On arrival crews from Oldbury and Cradley Heath discovered a severe fire at a commercial property and began dousing the flames using jets and breathing apparatus.

Further appliances were also requested and the Fire Service's fire investigation team attended, although it is not yet known what caused the blaze.