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Smoke from Northfield fire seen from Kings Norton

The smoke seen from a window in Kings Norton Credit: Jack Donohoe

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.

Pictures: Fire at Northfield Manor House is arson

Fire at former Cadbury family house is arson

A view from the top of the extended hose reel as firefighters tackled the blaze Credit: Twitter/@HighgateFire

The fire at the former Cadbury family house in Northfield, Birmingham has been confirmed as arson, West MIdlands Fire Service have tweeted.

The fire was at the Northfield Manor House in Griffin Close Credit: Twitter/HighgateFire

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.

The state of the empty house this morning Credit: Twitter/@Haymillsfire

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 tackle blaze at old Cadbury manor house

More than 100 firefighters are on the scene of a blaze at a former manor house which belonged to the Cadbury family.

The fire broke out shortly after 8pm Credit: @anthonyBrum

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.

The fire broke out shortly after 8pm Credit: @anthonyBrum

Smoke from fire in Northfield visible from Lickey Hills

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.


Breaking: Fire service tackling 'large, severe fire' in Northfield

12 fire crews are in attendance Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

Firefighters tackle blaze in Wolverhampton city centre

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.

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Hotel statement after 200 evacuated in fire alert

The scene on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre this morning Credit: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin

Speaking after around 200 people had to be evacuated from a multi-storey hotel in Birmingham city centre due to a fire in a neighbouring kebab shop this morning, general manager at Hampton by Hilton Matt Hutchings said:

On being alerted to the fire at Food Republic, which is located directly next door, at 6am this morning, we immediately put our fire drill into practice. This involved the evacuation of all guests and staff to the nearby Novotel as a precautionary measure.

The fire broke out in fast food outlet the Food Republic at 6:00am this morning Credit: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin

I can confirm that all guests and staff are safe and accounted for. Indeed, the fire was quickly brought under control and, following advice from the fire services, guests and staff have since returned to the hotel, which is once again fully operational.”

Guests and staff have now returned to the hotel which is operating normally Credit: ITV News Central/Chris Halpin

Video shows major response to fire alert at large hotel

This video shows the major response to a fire at a kebab shop underneath a multi-storey city centre hotel in Birmingham this morning.

Around 200 people had to be evacuated from the Hilton Hampton hotel on Broad Street after a fire broke out in the Food Republic kebab shop at around 06:30am.

Eight fire engines were called to deal with the situation, and the fire service confirmed it had extinguished the fire shortly after 8:00am.

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