Two injured in house fire

Thursday 18th December 2014 – 8.30am – Jamie Arrowsmith.

House fire Stoke

Two people have been rescued from a house fire and treated for smoke inhalation in Stoke on Trent in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the fire at a private property in Bond Street, Tunstall, shortly before 4.20am.

Two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and two BASICS doctors attended the scene.

A West Midland Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find the house well ablaze. Firefighters entered the house and retrieved two people from the property.

“A man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s were assessed at scene by ambulance staff, given oxygen and treated for severe smoke inhalation.

“They were then transported to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment. Thankfully, their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.”

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Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the image to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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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