Road reopens after Selly Oak house collapse sparks evacuation

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Partially collapsed house in Heeley RoadImage source, West Midlands Fire Service
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Fire crews have been called to the scene in Heeley Road

A busy main road in Birmingham has reopened after a terraced house partially collapsed with scaffolding on Tuesday.

Eight people were evacuated from neighbouring homes after firefighters were called to Heeley Road in Selly Oak at about 11:00 BST.

No injuries have been reported, but a car was damaged by fallen scaffolding poles, the fire service said.

Parts of the roof have been removed and the road is now open to traffic.

Image source, West Midlands Fire Service
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A car was damaged after scaffolding poles collapsed in Heeley Road, Selly Oak.

The scene has been cleared of rubble and debris from the incident.

Fire crews plan to revisit the site on Wednesday.

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