Thanks to Facebook pals and others, I can let you know that the derelict Rising Sun pub on the A5 Watling Street at Brownhills West is currently suffering a fire (3:45pm, Wednesday 4th October 2017).
West Midlands Fire Service are in attendance as are West Midlands Police.
There are several reports now online from media outlets – Walsall Advertiser/Brum Mail here and the Express and Star here. I see local history sites getting a hammering there… Traffic is still gridlocked at 5:40pm.
Video from Burntwood and Cannock Chase Community First Responders
The old pub is owned by a local company, based in Norton, and is not despite what many people think, listed, nor does it seem to be of particular historic interest.
It seems the site has been recently targeted by vandals.
My best wishes to the emergency services. More news when I have it.
Video posted on Facebook by Chanel Bishop