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Man burnt in derelict building fire in Walsall

Fire in Walsall
Image caption The cause of the fire is being investigated

A man has suffered severe burns in a fire at a derelict building in Walsall town centre.

The fire broke out about 01:30 BST at the former factory building off Lower Forster Street.

The 37-year-old-man was taken to hospital with 40% burns, police said. Officers believe he was inside the building when the fire broke out.

West Midlands Police said officers were working with fire crews to establish the cause of the blaze.

Four fire engines attended.

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