A suspected gas explosion has blown the roof off a terraced house in Birmingham.
The blast at a two-storey house in Wiggin Street, Ladywood happened at about 12:20 BST.
Four crews are at the scene and police have closed the road.
It is not yet known if anyone was inside the property at the time of the explosion or if neighbouring properties have been affected.
More updates on the blast and news from Birmingham.
Ladywood Fire Service tweeted: “Red Watch in attendance at gas explosion on Wiggin Street Ladywood. Avoid area if possible.”
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