House fire at Shepherds Green Road

Four rescued from severe house fire

Wednesday 12th July 2017 – 9.02am – Murray MacGregor.

Four people have been assessed by ambulance staff after a severe fire.

The incident happened at about 12.15am on Shepherds Green Road in the Gravelly Hill area of Birmingham.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found firefighters using breathing apparatus dealing with a serious house fire with lots of smoke.

“Four people has been in the property at the time of the fire.

“While HART provided medical cover for the fire service while they made the building safe, the other ambulance staff assessed the four patients.

“Two men, aged 52 and 43 were treated for smoke inhalation.  After being given oxygen and being nebulised, they were taken to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment.

“Two other men believed to be 31 and 66 years old were also assessed but did not require any further treatment and were discharged.

“The four had their carbon monoxide levels checked by the HART team at the scene – all were found to be within normal levels.”

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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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