Nightclub blaze: a safety cordon around a Birmingham nightclub destroyed by fire was in place for days.(Incident Reports)

The blaze in Gems, occurred recently in the early hours--on Branston Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

A fire service spokesman said that crews had been unable to get into the building and remained on site for some time. "Because of the ferociousness of the fire, the building was left in a precarious state," he explained.

The road closure was in place because of the dangerous state of the building, he explained.

"This also meant that investigations took a considerable time as the fire investigators were unable to enter the building," the spokesman added. …

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