Four treated after fire

Friday 6th December 2013 – 9.40pm – John Hawker.

Two adults and two children have been treated at the scene following a fire at an apartment in Birmingham this evening.

Ambulance crews were called to Upper Dean Street at just after 6.30pm.  Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a Community First Responder attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a woman and two children that are believed to have escaped a serious fire in a first floor apartment by being lowered to the ground.

“The woman, believed to be 32 years old, and two girls, aged eight and four, all received treatment at the scene from medics for the effects of smoke inhalation.

“A man, believed to be around 40, who attempted to gain access to the apartment and help rescue the occupants, also suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene.

“All four patients were all transferred by ambulances to City Hospital for further treatment.”


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