Fire crews have been dealing with a blaze at a high-rise tower block in Birmingham city centre.

West Midlands Fire Service confirmed that the alarm was raised at Cleveland Tower just before 11.30am on Saturday.

Some residents have reported being alerted to the fire through seeing smoke and not by hearing fire alarms.

Up to four crews - around 20 officers - were at the scene, according to reports on social media.

Video shot inside in the building corridor shows smoke at the time of the fire:

Cleveland Tower resident Mohamud Yassin, 28, who works in investment banking, said:

I was at home on the sixth floor and I didn’t know anything was happening.

Cleveland Tower resident, Mohamud Yassin

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the fire began in lobby area on 22nd floor.

Mauro Nojurao, a 50-year-old cleaner who lives on the 20th floor said:

I went to buy some milk around 11am and there was smoke in the lift when I opened it. So I got the stairs. I felt scared.

Cleveland Tower resident, Mauro Nojurao

There are reports on social media that some residents are allowed to return to tower.