Police attended a blaze on Hob Moor Road in Small Heath in the early hours of Tuesday morning which spread to Monica Road. Three officers were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crowd gathered and violence broke out.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault of a police officer and remains in custody.
No one was injured in the house fire.
A statement from West Midlands Police said: “We are investigating a violent disorder following a house fire on Hob Moor Road in Small Heath, Birmingham which spread into Monica Road at around 1.30am this morning.
“Fortunately, there were no injuries caused to anyone as a result of the fire, however, three police officers were assaulted after a large group gathered and were told to disperse.
“All three officers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
“A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault of a police officer and remains in police custody. Enquiries continue.”
Around 15 firefighters attended the blaze after being called just after midnight.
A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: “We were originally called to Hob Moor Road, 12.21am to reports of fire in garden of property there.
“Ambulance requested to attend for one occupier with smoke inhalation, but not taken to hospital.”
The spokesman added that the fire was believed to have started by accident.
A statement from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called by the police at 1.06am to Hob Moor Road, Small Heath, Birmingham this morning to reports of a building fire.
“Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.
“A man and a child were assessed by ambulance staff following the fire but were uninjured and were discharged at the scene.
“Whilst on scene police requested our assistance with assessing three police officers who had suffered minor injuries following an altercation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, quoting crime reference 20BE/120476A/20.
Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Published at Tue, 26 May 2020 13:13:00 +0000