Six evacuated after Stirchley 'cannabis factory' fire

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image captionThe fire broke out in a flat above a restaurant

Six people had to be evacuated after a severe fire broke out at a "cannabis factory".

West Midlands Fire Service was called to the Pershore Road in Stirchley, Birmingham, in the early hours of Thursday after the fire started in a flat above a restaurant.

The road was closed at about 04:00 GMT while six fire crews tackled the blaze.

The fire service said it was a suspected cannabis factory. There were no reported injuries.

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image captionWest Midlands Fire Service said the fire broke out at a suspected cannabis factory

An aerial platform was sent to target the fire in the roof space and crews were able to prevent the blaze spreading to adjoining terraced properties.

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