Two assessed by ambulance staff after early morning fire in mid terraced property

Sunday 21st February 2016 – 1.40pm – Murray MacGregor.

Two women have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation and shock after an early morning fire in a mid-terraced property.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service alerted West Midlands Ambulance Service at 6.53am on Sunday morning to the fire in Harlescott.

An ambulance was on scene within five minutes and was backed up by a paramedic area support officer shortly afterwards.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A woman estimated to be in her 60s was brought out of the mid-terraced property by firefighters. She was suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

“She was treated by ambulance staff at the scene before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment.

“A number of residents were evacuated from neighbouring properties due to the risk of the fire spreading.

“A second woman from another home was also checked over by ambulance staff but she was discharged on scene.

“The paramedic officer remained on scene until firefighters had brought the blaze under control and ruled out any further outbreaks; he finally cleared at about 8.25am.”
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Harlescott Fire (21-02-16)

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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