Walsall Road, Birmingham, UK
Shortly after 1.55am on Thursday (26 October), we responded to Walsall Road in the Perry Barr area of Birmingham.
Four fire engines and two 4×4 brigade response vehicles attended the scene, crewed by 22 firefighters from Aston, Perry Barr, Handsworth and Ladywood stations. The first arrived within four minutes of being mobilised.
This was a fire in the first-floor bedroom of a two-storey detached house.
Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels to extinguish the fire.
One woman was given a precautionary check for smoke inhalation at the scene. There were no other injuries.
Crews damped down and we left the scene at 8.42am.
From the scene examination conducted by our Fire Investigation Team, it has been concluded that this fire was of a suspicious nature.
A wider investigation with West Midlands Police continues.