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Wolverhampton church building damaged in 'severe' fire

Scene Image copyright WEST MIDLANDS FIRE SERVICE
Image caption The fire was brought under control in the early hours

Up to 50 firefighters tackled a blaze that broke out in the early hours at a church building in Wolverhampton.

The "severe" fire damaged the building in School Street, which houses the Asian Christian Fellowship and a charitable welfare centre.

It is understood to have broken out in ground floor store room spread to a passageway and an empty floor, the fire service said.

The cause of the blaze at the two-storey building is being investigated.

Ten fire engines were deployed - two from Wolverhampton, two from Fallings Park and one each from Bilston, Dudley, Willenhall, Wednesbury, Walsall and Bloxwich.

The fire service was alerted at about 23:40 GMT on Saturday and the blaze was under control by 03:00 GMT.

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