Firefighters have rescued 15 dogs and 11 cats from a property following a house fire in Smethwick.
The blaze broke out in the bedroom of a mid-terraced house in Gilbert Road, Bearwood, at around 12.30am today (June 10).
The flames spread to the roof, affecting both neighbouring properties – including one with 15 dogs and 11 cats, which were rescued by crews.
It is not known if anyone was injured but West Midlands Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.
A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: “We were called at 12.30am to a house fire on Gilbert Road. At the peak of the incident we had six appliances in attendance.
“The fire involved a first floor bedroom of three storey mid-terraced house.
“Fifteen dogs and 11 cats rescued from neighbouring property. Fire spread in roof space and affected neighbours either side. Crews now damping down.”
The cause of the fire is currently unknown.