Jordan Eggington – Tuesday 11th August 2020 – 9.10am.
There have been no known patients involved in the fire at Tyseley Industrial Estate in Birmingham; a fire which colleagues at West Midlands Fire Service continue work on today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 4:50pm yesterday (Monday) to reports of the fire at Seeleys Road in the city. The Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended, along with two ambulances and four paramedic officers.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival, crews liaised with fire colleagues to establish whether there were any patients to treat who were involved in the fire. No patients were found, with everyone from the building accounted for. As a result, the two ambulances were cleared from the scene to carry on treating other patients in the region.
“The remaining resources stayed on scene to provide medical cover for firefighters working within the midst of the fire with HART operatives, and to also conduct any welfare due to heat exhaustion.
“One of our HART paramedics used the team’s drone to assess the plume and magnitude of the blaze, to help fire and other services on scene gain perspective.
“Regular multi-agency meetings were held throughout the evening, to establish the plan for the following hours. After a meeting at 10pm, it was decided WMAS were no longer required on scene and crews were stood down.
“Although starting to slowly reduce, this fire at the plastics site is still ongoing. If you are in or around the Birmingham area, please continue to keep windows and doors closed as the fumes from this fire may be harmful. Thank you for your cooperation.”