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Walkers bingo club in Wednesbury damaged by fire

Fire at Bingo Hall
Image caption The fire started on staging and timber flooring in the basement of the club, the fire service said.

A former bingo hall in the West Midlands has been damaged by fire in a suspected arson attack.

The blaze started in the basement of the three-story former Walkers Bingo Club, in Walsall Street, Wednesbury, at about 02:10 GMT, the fire service said.

At its height 75 firefighters were dealing with blaze which had been extinguished by about 05:00 GMT, West Midlands Fire Service said.

It said a full investigation into the cause would be carried out later.

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