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Fifty firefighters tackle huge blaze at Cadbury Club as nearby homes are evacuated and plumes of smoke can be seen across Birmingham

  • Fire has broken out at Cadbury’s sports and social club in south Birmingham
  • More than 50 firefighters brought to tackle blaze, helped by hydraulic platform
  • Club was set up more than 35 years ago for employees of the chocolate company

A huge fire has broken out at the famous Cadbury Club in Birmingham. 

More than 50 fire fighters have been brought in to tackle the blaze, helped by a hydraulic platform.

West Midlands Fire Service said that seven crews were in attendance. 

‘Crews are currently dealing with a severe fire in Bournville. Four main jets are in use,’ they tweeted.

A huge fire has broken out at the famous Cadbury Club in Birmingham, sending a plume of smoke hundreds of feet into the air. West Midlands Fire Service have more than 50 firefighters tackling the blaze

‘Please avoid Bournville Lane, Mary Vale Round and the surrounding area.’

Set in the heart of Bournville in southern Birmingham, the Cadbury Club has been established for over 35 years as a sports and social club, serving the chocolate company’s employees and the local community.

The social club is believed to have caught ablaze at around 5pm this afternoon, casting smoke across the city. 

The building serves both as a bar and a reception room for weddings, birthdays and christenings. 

Dramatic footage taken from the scene shows a large emergency service presence, and witnesses reporting smoke from the fire several miles away.

One man wrote: ‘Devastating news about the big fire The Cadbury Club. 400/250 capacity venue, excellent asset to the factory community and beyond.

‘On a personal level it also hits hard as me and my wife had our wedding reception there. Hope it can be saved.’ 

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