Man jumps from first floor window to escape fire

WMAS Logo on side of RRV 3

Monday 12th January 2015 – 6.45am – Suzie Wheaton.

Two people have been injured following a house fire in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a paramedic area support officer to the incident on Edendale Road in Sheldon shortly after 1.50am this morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find the residential property well ablaze.

“Fortunately the two occupants of the house had managed to get themselves out of the property. One man, who had jumped from the first floor window to escape the blaze, was treated for burn injuries to his right arm and the effects of smoke inhalation.

“A woman, who had managed to navigate herself through the burning building and out through the door, was treated for burns and a laceration to one of her arms.

“Once treated at the scene both patients were conveyed to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

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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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