Woman rescued from house fire

Saturday 11th May 2013 – 10.40pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman has been taken to hospital following an incident in Coventry today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a fire in a residential property on Terry Road shortly before 8.15pm today.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were dispatched to the scene. The fire service and the police were also in attendance.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find the upstairs of the property on fire.

“Firefighters who entered the building found a woman in a collapsed unconscious state in one of the bedrooms and rescued her from the property.

“Once outside, ambulance personnel immediately assessed the unconscious woman who was found be having difficulty breathing. The woman was treated with oxygen therapy and became responsive on scene.

“The woman was conveyed to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire further assessment and treatment. The hospital had been pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the woman’s arrival.

“Fortunately, smoke alarms that had been fitted in the property were activated alerting the neighbours to the incident and enabled them to contact the emergency services as quickly as possible.”


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