Fire at residential care home


Friday 9th May 2014 – 11.50am – Suzie Fothergill.

West Midlands Ambulance Service attended a fire at a residential care home in Birmingham today.

Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, two ambulance officers and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were dispatched to Oak Tree Lane in Bournville shortly before 6.50am this morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a fire that had been contained in one of the rooms at the property.

“One woman, believed to be a worker at the residential home, was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation before being conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“Ambulance crews assisted to move approximately 27 people into a communal area within the property; a safe distance away from the fire. Blankets were provided and assessments were carried out. Fortunately no one else had been affected by the fire.”


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