Five assessed after flat fire

Monday 6th March 2017 – 4.30pm – Murray MacGregor.

Five people have been assessed by ambulance staff after a flat fire.

The incident in Redway Court, Mount View, Sutton Coldfield happened at just after 1.30pm on Monday afternoon.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Firefighters used a ladder to rescue two adult women and two young children from a third floor flat.

“Thankfully, none of those rescued were suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation and they were all discharged at the scene.

“Ambulance staff carried out assessments on a 29 year old woman, a 17 month old boy and a 3 month old girl.  A second adult woman declined an assessment.

“An 82 year old woman and a 49 year old man who were in the same block were also assessed by ambulance staff; both were discharged after check-ups on their breathing.”

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flat-fire-in-sutton-coldfield-west-mids-firePic courtesy @WestMidsFire

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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