Birmingham & Black Country

Erdington flats evacuated after fire

Residents have been led to safety after a fire at a block of flats in Birmingham.

West Midlands Fire Service said they were called to the three-storey block in Chester Road, Erdington, at 19:22 GMT.

A fire broke out in the basement and spread into the ground floor. Fifteen people were evacuated from the flats.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackled the blaze.

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