Monday 3rd August 2015 – 2.50pm – John Hawker.
A man has been treated by medics at the scene of a house fire this morning in Smethwick.
The fire occurred at an address in Astbury Avenue at around 11.30am. An ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a serious fire and a man being rescued by the fire service.
“The man, believed to be in his late 50’s, was treated by medics for serious smoke inhalation. Treatment continued in the ambulance on route to City Hospital.
“Unfortunately the man’s injuries were described as life threatening.”
We have no further details on this incident.