Birmingham news: Five adults and six children escape house fire in Smethwick

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A child was treated for smoke inhalation

Firefighters from across Birmingham rushed to the scene of a house fire earlier this week.

The incident, which occurred shortly after 4:30pm on Bank Holiday Monday (27 May), saw five adults and six children flee the burning building.

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Four fire engines, three 4×4 brigade response vehicles and an aerial hydraulic platform rushed to the scene in Astbury Avenue, Smethwick.

Crews from Ladywood, Highgate, Dudley, Handsworth, West Bromwich and Aston stations attended.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue said: “This was a fire on the first floor of a two-storey mid-terraced house. The entire building was heavily smoke-logged.

“Five adults and six children had freed themselves from the property before we arrived.

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“Firefighters treated one man suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns with oxygen therapy.

“Crews also treated a child for minor smoke inhalation. Both were handed over to paramedics and are believed to have been conveyed to City Hospital for further treatment.

“Firefighters extinguished the fire and checked two neighbouring properties for further fire spread but both were confirmed clear.

“Crews damped down and left the incident at 9.35pm.”

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