40 firefighters and 10 fire engines were called to a severe fire on the High Street in Deritend earlier this morning.
On their twitter account the fire service said two people jumped from the upper floor to escape the fire. They were treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation. 11 other people were also evacuated.
The fire service say the fire is now being damped down and that it involved multiple properties including a three-story Victorian building.
The road has been closed and the electricity supply isolated to buildings from Heath Mill Lane to Adderley Street.
This week marks one year since the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games. Small Heath boxing gym in Digbeth is just one of the projects that's benefited from the Games through funding and increased public support.
They've recently had fighters called up to represent England.