Thursday 26th November 2015 – 4.30pm – Steve Parry
Two men have been taken to hospital as a precaution following a serious fire at a shop in Walsall this afternoon.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at premises in Caldmore Green, Walsall at just before 3pm. Two ambulances, two senior paramedic officers and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a fire which had seriously damaged a retail property in Walsall.
“A man believed to be in his forties suffered superficial burns to his face and hands. A second man presented himself to ambulance staff having been overcome by smoke.
“Both patients were treated at the scene by ambulance staff before they were taken to the nearby Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
“Crews assisted their emergency colleagues at the scene whilst a search of the property was undertaken. However, no further patients were reported.”