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Three schoolboys have been arrested on suspicion of starting the fire which destroyed the former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham.
Northfield Manor House was torched in an arson attack on Wednesday night.
The boys aged 12, 14 and 15 were questioned yesterday evening and have now been released on bail.
Investigations are continuing into a fire at the former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham.
The Northfield Manor House building was destroyed in an arson attack.
At its height, up to 100 firefighters tackled the blaze which started on Wednesday night.
Firefighters have confirmed children appear to have been using the empty manor house as a playground.
The former home of the Cadbury family was destroyed by fire last night, and investigations are underway to determine how it started - it is thought to have been arson.
Steve Husbands from West Midlands Fire Service says they had received a call to attend the property just 24 hours before, with reports of children leaving the area.
The Vice-Principal of the University of Birmingham says he, and many others at the university are 'saddened' by the damage to the Cadbury Manor House, which was destroyed by fire last.
The university owns the site.
This video shows firefighters tackling the large fire that has ripped through the former home of the Cadbury family in Northfield.
The blaze at the Grade II listed building has been confirmed as arson.
Video courtesy of Youtube/onenarrowdoor
An ITV News Central viewer has sent in a photograph showing the smoke rising up from the Cadbury family's former home in Northfield, Birmingham.
It could be seen from as far away as Kings Norton.
The fire at the former Cadbury family house in Northfield, Birmingham has been confirmed as arson, West MIdlands Fire Service have tweeted.
They also confirmed that a number of crews were still on site, after 6 crews were sent to relieve those that had been tackling the blaze at the six-storey, Grade II listed building since yesterday evening.
Police say they are treated the blaze as suspicious and that there are no reports of anyone injured.
They confirmed the fire started at around 8.30pm yesterday.
More than 100 firefighters are on the scene of a blaze at a former manor house which belonged to the Cadbury family.
Twenty fire crews are at the scene of the fire at the now-derelict Northfield Manor House, off Bristol Road South, with people seeing smoke from as far away as the Lickey Hills.
The fire broke out shortly after 8pm this evening.