People were advised to avoid the area after a large fire took hold in a disused Stourbridge nightclub.

The blaze broke out in the former Arena venue on Hagley Road at around 10pm on Monday (April 3).

Stourbridge News: The old Arena nightclub in Hagley Road. Pic - @WMFSStourbridgeThe old Arena nightclub in Hagley Road. Pic - @WMFSStourbridge

Firefighters from Stourbridge and Dudley were quickly on the scene to tackle the flames and around 35 firefighters were later involved in an operation to ventilate the building.