Saturday 25th April 2015 – 11.45pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
Two people have suffered significant burns and have been seriously injured following a flat fire in Birmingham tonight.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green at 9.40pm and sent two ambulances, a rapid response paramedic, a MERIT trauma doctor and the West Midlands CARE Team to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Upon arrival, ambulance staff discovered two patients outside of the property whilst firefighters continued to tackle the fire.
“A woman, believed to be in her late 30s, had suffered significant burns to her head, chest, abdomen, arms and legs.
“Due the serious nature of her condition she was anaesthetised and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on alert. The MERIT doctor travelled with the woman to continue treatment en-route.
“The second patient, a man in his 30s, suffered burns to his hands and face and was having breathing difficulty. Ambulance staff worked quickly to manage his breathing and administer pain relief before transporting him to the same hospital. The CARE Team travelled with the man to continue treatment en-route.
“Unfortunately, both patients are believed to be in a serious condition.”
Notes to Editors:
We have no more details on this incident.