This is the moment a suspected arsonist torches a house in Acocks Green – sparking a massive blaze which forced neighbours to be evacuated .
Fire ripped through the premises in Broad Road on the night of July 24, in an incident which locals said caused tremors and the “floor to shake”.
Neighbours, including around 70 drinkers at a social club, were evacuated from the area while up to 25 firefighters battled the fierce flames.
Some residents spent three nights away from home while the scene was made safe.
The blast ripped the roof from the building, which was set to be sold off by the National Crime Agency after being seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
It was not clear why the property was seized.
CCTV footage taken seconds before the blast showed a figure clad in dark clothing visiting the property with two large white jerry cans and then returning to set it on fire.
Detectives have not been able to identify the person from the footage, but have been able to pinpoint the vehicle involved as a silver Volkswagen Golf Mark 6 from between 2008 and 2014.
West Midlands Police said it was likely the person involved would have suffered flash burns and damaged clothing from effects of the blast.
The force appealed for help to track down who was responsible.
Officers want to hear from anyone who saw someone filling up two large white containers at a petrol station and who is aware of a person who has recently suffered minor burn injuries.
Anyone with information should call Det Con Tom Lyons, of Stechford police station, on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.