Around 200 people had to be evacuated from a hotel in Birmingham city centre this morning after a fire broke out in a kebab shop.
The guests at the Hilton Hampton hotel on Broad Street were alerted at around 06:30am and all were removed from the hotel.
Speaking to ITV News Central, the hotel's manager, who did not want to be named, said all guests had got out of the building safely and that they have been moved to other hotels.
Shortly after 8:00am, West Midlands Fire & Rescue service tweeted to say the fire at the Food Republic fast food outlet had been put out.
West Midlands Fire Service has tweeted the fire at a kebab shop which caused an entire hotel to be evacuated this morning is now out.
Guests were moved from the Hilton Hampton hotel on Broad Street at around half past six this morning.
A multi-storey city centre hotel was evacuated this morning after a fire in a neighbouring kebab shop.
Guests at the Hilton Hampton Hotel on Broad Street have now been re-housed in other hotels in the city.
The fire broke out a kebab shop underneath the hotel. It's not yet known how the fire started.
Eight fire engines are tackling a blaze at a hotel in Birmingham city centre. The fire broke out at the Hilton Hampton hotel on Broad Street this morning. The outbound lanes are currently closed. More to follow.
Hundreds of firefighters across the Midlands are due to strike today in a dispute over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out from 9am, for 24 hours, in what will be the longest strike in the union's three-year campaign.
The government says strike action is disrupting constructive discussions and will damage firefighters' standing with the public.
West Midlands Fire Service unveiled a new training facility today designed to make its firefighters much better prepared for operating in high rise buildings.
Thought to be the first of its kind in the world, the design was inspired by something likely to be very familiar to many of you. Callum Watkinson explains.
West Midlands Police have launched an investigation after a fire destroyed a community centre in Birmingham.
Emergency services were called to the blaze yesterday morning at the Ulfah Arts Centre in Highgate Square.
Police say they are treating the fire as arson with intent to endanger life as the fire could have spread to residents living above the centre.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Agar, from Birmingham East Police, said:
"The motive for the blaze is unknown, however we are aware of a malicious letter sent to the centre earlier this month."
"We are investigating this as a hate crime and, although apparently unconnected, we will explore any links between the two incidents."
"We have increased patrols in the local area and I would like to reassure the community that we are doing all we can to find those responsible."
The clean-up is underway after a suspected arson attack on a community centre in Birmingham.
Ulfah Arts And Media, based at Highgate Craft Centre in Highgate Square, was destroyed in the blaze in the early hours of Tuesday 20th May.
Police are investigating claims the fire could have been a racially-motivated attack, after the centre's CEO, Prashant Singh, received racist mail.
Ulfah Arts and Media spokeswoman Sarah Javid said:
“Over the last two months our CEO has been receiving hate mail which has been anti-Islamic,” she said. He also received a DVD which was full of race hate messages.
“Mr Singh has no idea why anyone would have a personal vendetta against him or the organisation. But the fire has destroyed everything. It’s destroyed equipment, but also all of our projects, some we have been working on for over a year.”