Ruins left behind in aftermath of blaze at derelict Walsall building

These are the ruins left behind after arsonists set a derelict building alight.

A view of the arson hit derelict building, William House, Walsall, from Marsh Lane
A view of the arson hit derelict building, William House, Walsall, from Marsh Lane

Flames erupted from windows and onto the roof of William House in Marsh Lane, Walsall, during the fire on September 24.

It comes after 45 firefighters were called to an arson attack at former leatherworks Greatrex House in June last year, which was on the same street.

The arson hit derelict building, William House, Walsall

Nearby homes were evacuated and roads were closed as smoke poured over the area during the blaze in September.

West Midlands Fire Service's investigators said they believe the fire was started deliberately.

The arson hit derelict building, William House, Walsall

Evacuated residents were returned to their flats once the fire had been extinguished at about 9.40pm.

William House, Walsall

West Midlands Police has been asked to comment.

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