Multiple patients assessed after tower block fire

Jordan Eggington – Thursday 28th May 2020 – 9:15am.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has worked with fire colleagues after a fire at a tower block in Birmingham in the early hours of this morning.

We were called at 2:08am (Thursday) by the fire service to Humber Tower in Francis Street. The Hazardous Area Response Team, two paramedic officers, a Tactical Commander, one ambulance and MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “On arrival, crews were informed that a fire had started on the 14th floor of the 16-storey building, with fire colleagues working hard to evacuate residents and put out the blaze.

Once residents had been safely evacuated, ambulance crews assessed a total of eight patients who had suffered smoke inhalation. All were discharged at the scene and given advice to seek further medical advice if their condition worsens.”


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