Thursday 10th July 2014 – 6.42am – Murray MacGregor.
Four people have been treated for smoke inhalation after they were rescued by police officers from a fire in a flat in Walsall in the early hours of this morning.
Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic officer were sent to the fire in Rowley Street at around 2.20am this morning (Thursday).
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, the two woman and two men were already out of the flat after being rescued by police officers.
“The four, who were all in their 30s, were asleep when the fire broke out in the kitchen. Thankfully there was little fire damage, but the flat was badly smoke logged.
“The four were given oxygen at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to Walsall Manor Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation; they have since been discharged.”
“The brave actions of the police officers undoubtedly contributed to the extent of the smoke inhalation being reduced.”