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.
Smoke from a major blaze in Northfield has been seen from as far away as the Lickey Hills.
Video footage from the Worcestershire beauty spot shows plumes of smoke billowing from the scene of the fire, which has taken hold of en empty building off Bristol Road South.
West Midlands Fire Service are currently tackling a 'large, serious fire' in Northfield, South Birmingham.
ITV News Central understands crews from 12 fire engines are fighting the fire at a four-storey, empty property at Manor Farm Park on Bristol Road South.
Fire crews are dealing with a factory fire in Wolverhampton city centre.
West MIdlands fire service has tweeted it has six fire engines in attendance on Horseley Fields.
It's not yet clear exactly which buildings are involved. More to follow.