Birmingham & Black Country

Basement fire at building in Birmingham city centre

Fire crews have been tackling a blaze in the basement of a derelict building in Birmingham city centre.

West Midlands Fire Service were called to the four-storey former Birmingham Post and Mail building on Printing House Street at about 13:45 BST.

Police also cordoned off Weaman Street and Whitall Street.

A ruptured gas main was initially believed to have been the cause of the fire but National Grid have said that was not the case.

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