Fire at fireworks factory in Stafford – Update 1

CrestThursday 30th October 2014 – 6.46pm – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance crews have been treating a number of patients after a large fire at a fireworks factory in Stafford.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the premises at Tilcon Avenue at 5.15pm.

A large number of ambulance resources have been sent to the scene including four ambulances, the Hazardous Area Response Team, four emergency doctors, five paramedic officers and two rapid response vehicles.

So far five patients have been identified:
• Two patients are being taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire. One has burns, the other has smoke inhalation.
• Two further patients have been discharged on scene.
• A further patient has minor injuries.

Note to Editors
Further updates to follow.

Ends

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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