Kings Heath High Street has re-opened in both directions following earlier fire at Cash Converters on York Road between Poplar Road and Silver Street. York Road remains closed.
Firefighters have told ITV News Central a large part of the Cash Converters building on Kings Heath High Street has collapsed following a fire this morning.
They received a 999 call at 5.02am to reports of smoke coming from the building. Police are investigating the cause but say they are treating the fire as suspicious.
The building on York Road is the former Ritz Ballroom that hosted the likes of The Beatles, Pink Flloyd and the Rolling Stones.
Police have confirmed Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham will remain closed all day as a result of a suspicious fire at Cash Converters on York Road.
Officers have closed the High Street between Silver Street and Poplar Road.
Police have confirmed they are treating a fire at a shop on Kings Heath High Street as suspicious.
The road will remain closed for the rest of the day after firefighters were called out just after 5am this morning.
The Cash Converters shop has been destroyed in the blaze. Nobody has been injured.
Firefighters are damping down after a fire broke out at the Cash Converters store on Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham.
West Midlands Fire Service confirmed they were in attendance at the blaze shortly after 6am this morning. The road remains closed between York Road and Heathfield Road/Silver Street.
National Express West Midlands has diverted the number 35 and 50 bus services.
Police are urging motorists to avoid Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham because of a fire at Cash Converters. West Midlands Police have told ITV Central the road is likely to remain closed between York Road and Silver Street for much of the morning.
Diversions are in place down Institute Road.
Police investigating the deaths of an elderly mother and daughter whose bodies were discovered in a Birmingham house last month have named them as Irene Sawyer and Kathleen Sawyer.
The pair were found dead in their Kings Heath home on the 11th February after concerned neighbours contacted the emergency services.
However, the events surrounding their deaths remains unclear. Post mortem examinations have now confirmed that 95-year-old Irene Sawyer died as a result of suffocation and 64-year-old Kathleen died from significant blood loss from a chest injury.
However it remains unclear whether this was self inflicted or as a result of natural causes.
West Midlands Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and the case has been referred to the coroner.
Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two women who were found in a Kings Heath address on Monday.
The post mortem examinations have been carried out on the two women aged 64 and 95, who have not yet been formally identified.
The deaths are still being treated as unexplained, but police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Yesterday, police ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning after the fire service conducted tests at the property.
Post mortem examinations will be carried out today on the bodies of a mother and daughter who were found dead at a house in Birmingham on Monday.
Police have ruled out that the 95 and 64 year old died from carbon monoxide poisioning.
Police and fire crew officers forced entry to the terraced home in Balaclava Road, Kings Heath, just before 7pm to find the mother and daughter inside the address. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Police investigating the deaths of two elderly women who were found in a Kings Heath house yesterday (Monday 11 February) have ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning.
Police and fire crew officers forced entry to the terraced home in Balaclava Road, Birmingham, just before 7pm to find the mother and daughter, aged 95 and 64, inside the address. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The post mortems will be carried out tomorrow, however tests conducted by the fire service confirmed there was no carbon monoxide leak in the property.
The deaths are still being treated as unexplained.