Coventry & Warwickshire

Medieval Coventry building damaged by takeaway blaze

Scene of the fire Image copyright Daniel Sambell
Image caption The fire broke out at about 15:30 GMT and spread to the roof of the timber-built structure

A medieval building has been damaged by a fire which broke out at a takeaway.

About 25 firefighters tackled the blaze in Spon Street Coventry, which began at 15:30 GMT on Tuesday.

The "severe fire" had spread to the roof space of the timber-built property, West Midlands Fire Service said. Investigators are working to establish the extent of the damage.

Group Commander Mick Birch said he believed the source of the fire was a frying range inside the takeaway.

Fire engines from Coventry, Foleshill, Canley, Hay Mills and Billesley were sent to the scene.

Image caption Fire crews used a raised platform to bring the fire under control

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