Woman Escapes House Fire

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Friday 22nd March 2013 – 6.15pm – Steve Parry.

A woman has been taken to hospital after reportedly jumping from a 1st floor window of a house to escape a fire in Birmingham this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Bangham Pit Road in Northfield at around 3.30pm (Friday). An ambulance crew and a responder paramedic were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A woman, believed to be 25 years old, had reportedly jumped from a 1st floor window to escape the house fire and had landed on concrete.

“Crews immediately began to assess her. The woman had severe back pain and was suffering from smoke inhalation. Crews administered pain relief and oxygen therapy before she was immobilised fully with a neck collar and spinal board.

“Once stabilised, the woman was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

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