Cadbury Club engulfed in blaze as smoke spreads over Birmingham
Witnesses say the smoke is visible from over a mile away
A huge fire broke out in Birmingham's beloved Cadbury Club in the Bournville area of the city on Friday afternoon.
Videos surfaced on social media of the building engulfed in flames as smoke spread across the Midlands city.
West Midlands Fire Service have warned people to avoid Bournville Lane, Mary Vale Round and the surrounding areas.
Firefighters are currently tackling the blaze.
Crews from @KingsNortonFire @Bournbrookfire @Northfieldfire @BillesleyFire @HighgateFire @Woodgatefire @Smethwickfire @Oldburyfire are currently dealing with a severe fire in Bournville. 4 main jets are in use. Please avoid Bournville Lane, Mary Vale Round and the surrounding ...
— West Midlands Fire Service (@WestMidsFire) August 14, 2020
The Cadbury Club is burning down! you can see the smoke for a mile or two away. Firefighters on site containing it as best they can. @steve_mccabe @LizClements @fredgrindrod pic.twitter.com/zFzQ7XOqUn
— David from Brum Baby Bank (@david_s_barker) August 14, 2020
— Clifford Darby (@cliffatron) August 14, 2020
— Sean Delaney (@SLDelaney) August 14, 2020