Monday 12th February 2018 – 11.15am – Claire Brown.
A family of eight have escaped a house fire in the early hours of this morning in Staffordshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called by the fire service to a property off Station Road in Rolleston-on-Dove, Burton-on-Trent shortly after 2.00am (Monday). Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived the house fire was being tackled by the fire service. All eight occupants had already managed to escape from the property. Crews were told that the husband and wife, both in their 30s, had woken to find the house was on fire. The man smashed a first-floor window to escape onto a conservatory roof before helping his six children and wife escape the blaze.
“The two adults and six children, aged between 5 months old and nine years, were all given a thorough assessment on scene and were found to have suffered smoke inhalation. The man was given oxygen therapy before all eight were taken to Queens Hospital in Burton for further checks.
“The family were incredibly lucky to escape this house fire and is testament to the quick thinking of both parents.”