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Wolverhampton church building damaged in 'severe' fire

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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