Building collapses after fire in Kings Heath

Firefighters damping down at the scene on Kings Heath High Street Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Plaque outside Cash Converters in Kings Heath, Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

The building on York Road is the former Ritz Ballroom that hosted the likes of The Beatles, Pink Flloyd and the Rolling Stones.

The Beatles who once played the Ritz Ballroom in Kings Heath Credit: PA

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Firefighters are dealing with a blaze at a shop on Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham.