At 20:38 fire crews responded to multiple reports of an explosion on Dulwich Road, Kingstanding.
The explosion, the cause of which is unknown at this time, has destroyed one property and caused damage to other properties and vehicles nearby.
The number of casualties or injuries is not confirmed at this time. We are working hard with colleagues from West Midlands Police, West Midlands Ambulance, Cadent Gas and National Grid to manage this incident.
Dulwich Road is closed and is expected to be for some time. People are urged to avoid the area to allow the emergency services to do their work.
West Midlands Police are managing evacuations in the area and we urge those local to the incident to follow the instructions of emergency service officers at the scene.