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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.

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The blaze has severely damaged the Greyhound and Punchbowl

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.

The blaze is being treated as arson
The blaze started in the early hours of Saturday