West Midlands Fire Service has explained the reason behind the loud 'explosion' heard near the M6.

The explanation follows National Grid's apology after an incident on junction 10 on the M6 caused a powercut. 

The customer service account covering the Midlands, South West England and South Wales released a statement on Tuesday evening at 5.04 pm.

The social media post read: "Apologies for the #powercut in #Willenhall #WV13 #WS10 Darlaston & #Walsall #WS2 & surrounding areas.

"Our engineers are working on the issue and aim to restore all supplies by 18:30."

Junction 10 m6 news: West Midlands Fire Service attend outdoor fire in Bentley

National Grid explained to customers that there has been a fault somewhere in its network and that their engineering team was looking to "locate and isolate it".

Some users reported issues with their mobile phone signal and reported that they were only able to make emergency calls.

In response to the issue, National Grid explained that the local mobile phone mast may have been off supply.

The cause of the outage is currently unknown and is being investigated by engineering teams. 

However, some locals reported a 'huge explosion' from the Bentley area.

Following the National Grid's statement, the West Midlands Fire Service confirmed that they were dealing with an outdoor fire in Bentley which may be visible from the motorway. 

In a statement, posted at 5.41pm, the fire service said:" We're dealing with an outdoor fire in #Bentley, near junction 10 of the #M6, which may be visible from the motorway.

Thank you to everyone who's called 999. The fire's on wasteland and involves some gas cylinders, which our crews are currently cooling down.