Fatal house fire

Friday 10th February 2017 – 8.34am – Murray MacGregor.

One person has died after a severe fire at a house in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Servce was called to City Road in the Edgbaston area at around 4.40am this morning, Friday.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT Trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found firefighters tackling a fire that had affected two properties.

“The building was very badly damaged and sadly, the body of one person was found inside.

“The Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team has now also been dispatched to the scene to assist firefighters.”

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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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