POLICE said a "severe" shed fire in Halesowen was a "suspected arson" attack. 

The large shed on Cherry Tree Lane went up in flames on Friday September 18, just before 2.47pm.

Ten firefighters battled the fire, at a property in the road, off Hagley Road, using breathing apparatus.

Police say they are investigating the fire as a suspected arson attack and appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are investigating a suspected arson after a large shed caught fire on Cherry Tree Lane in Halesowen just before 3.30pm on Friday 18 September.

"Fortunately, there were no injuries.

"Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime.

"Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log 3190 of 18 September."

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "A 999 call reported a shed fire on Cherry Tree Lane in Hayley Green.

"We sent two fire engines - the first crew was there within three minutes.

"The fire involved a severe shed fire in the rear garden of a property.

"It was a large 10metre by 10metre shed and was well alight.

"By 3.20pm firefighters were dampening down.

"They visited again at 8pm and used a thermal imaging cameras to ensure it wouldn't set on fire again."

Crews from Haden Cross and Woodgate Valley attended.