Fire in City Tower Block

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Saturday 23rd March 2013 – 6.30am – Steve Parry.

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital following a fire at a residential tower block in Birmingham yesterday evening (Friday).   

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Clydesdale Tower, Holloway Head at approximately 9.40pm.

An ambulance, together with a paramedic officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrives to find smoke rising from the fourth to the tenth floor.

“Working with firefighters at the scene, Crews quickly determined that no occupants were in the residence where the fire originally started. However, a neighbour in her late seventies was treated for smoke inhalation.

“She was taken to the City Hospital for further treatment and assessment.”

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