Couple Escape Tipton Fire

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Thursday 14th August 2014 – 7.30pm – Steve Parry

A couple are ‘extremely fortunate’ to have escaped a serious fire at a flat in Tipton late last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Tissimore Drive, Tipton at just after 11.30pm (Wednesday).

Two ambulances together with a paramedic officer; the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the Merit team, which included a doctor, attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a property already well ablaze.

“Two people, believed to be in their thirties, had apparently jumped to safety from a third floor window.

“A woman was treated for smoke inhalation and conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

“Medics also treated a man for a fractured leg. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, leg splint and placed on an orthopaedic stretcher before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital.”

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