FIREFIGHTERS tackled an arson attack at landmark Corngreaves Hall in Cradley Heath this morning (Tuesday).

Crews from Cradley Heath and Halesowen were called at 7.30am to a fire on the first floor of the derelict hall in Corngreaves Road Watch commander Dave Lawrence said the fire had burned through the floor into the room below.

Mr Lawrence said crews worked on putting out the blaze till 10.30am and were set to return to check on the site this afternoon.

He said the state of the building was quite "hazardous" with some ceilings missing. Mr Lawrence said the fire was an arson attack.

The building is said to have been built around 1780 by iron-master James Attwood. It was re-faced in Gothic early style in the 19th century.

The buildlng stands in around 1.21 acres of land but has fallen into a state of disrepair in recent years.