Six engines from across the city are in attendance. Firefighters were called to tackle what was been described as a severe fire in Coventry city centre.
According to West Midlands Fire Service, six engines rushed the blaze in Shelton Square.
Shoppers were told to avoid the area, and video footage posted to social media showed smoke billowing into the sky.
You can follow the incident as it happened in the live coverage below.
We are currently in attendance at a severe fire at Shelton Square. We have 6 appliances from Coventry, Binley, Canley and Solihull in attendance, please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/x7Quh0kvIw
— West Midlands Fire Service (@WestMidsFire) May 4, 2021
Fire has reportedly been extinguished
CoventryLive understands the fire has now been extinguished.
Efforts from firefighters means it has reportedly been put out, drawing our live blog to a close.
We will seek further clarification from West Midlands Fire Service and update readers accordingly when we are able.
Video from the scene
This video was captured by passerby Nathan McGarry as he walked through the Bull Yard
Statement from West Midlands Ambulance Service
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a fire at a property on Shelton Square at 4.42pm.
“One ambulance and a paramedic officer are in attendance at the scene. Currently we have not had any patients requiring treatment, but we are still in attendance.”
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