Woman injured in house fire


Wednesday 12th March 2014 – 5.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.

A woman has been treated for burn injuries following a house fire in Staffordshire this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the fire at a private property in Wedges Mills in Cannock at approximately 1.40pm today.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and a rapid response vehicle from the Midlands Air Ambulance based in Cosford, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find the house well ablaze. Firefighters entered the house and retrieved a woman from the property.

“The woman was in a semi-conscious state and was covered in soot from the fire. Ambulance crews gave the casualty oxygen and treated her for burns to her arm and airway. Due to the nature of her injuries, the doctor gave the woman an aesthetic at the scene and she was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and specialist treatment.

“The doctor travelled on board the ambulance along with the crew continuing to provide emergency medical treatment whilst en route to hospital.

“The hospital had been pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the woman’s arrival.”


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