Fire at Bilston pub being treated as arson as work continues to make historic building safe
An overnight fire which has caused extensive damage at an historic pub is being treated as arson.
Firefighters were called to the Greyhound and Punchbowl in Bilston High Street at around 3.40am after smoke was seen pouring from the Grade Two listed pub.
The building dates back to the 15th century when it started life as a manor house.
West Midlands Fire Service sent crews from Bilston, Willenhall, Tipton and Wolverhampton to tackle the blaze. Police officers were also at the scene to investigate.