PEOPLE were advised to avoid an area in Quinton last night after fire broke out above shops on Hagley Road West.

West Midlands Fire Service dispatched seven appliences including a hydraulic platform to the incident at around 11pm last night (September 15).

The fire started above Lloyds Pharmacy and Booze Stop near the junction of Woodgreen Road, opposite Toby Carvery.

There are no reports of any injuries.