Neighbours evacuated as house collapses in Selly Oak Birmingham

Residents say it’s a “miracle” no one was injured as a house partially collapsed in a student area of Birmingham

Residents had a “miracle” escape after a house partially collapsed in the busy student area of Birmingham.

Firefighters dashed to the mid-terraced property in Heeley Road, Selly Oak, at 1.30pm on Tuesday (June 28) after receiving reports of a roof falling in. Rubble and bricks were strewn across the road while scaffolding, which was erected outside the three-storey house, was also crushed.

Eight people were evacuated from the house and the road closed but despite the damage, no one was injured. The road was partially closed and has since reopened.

Around eight people have been evacuated after a mid-terrace house partially collapsed in Heeley Road, Selly Oak, on June 28

Writing on Twitter yesterday West Midlands Fire Service said: "Firefighters from Bournbrook fire station have responded to Heeley Road, Selly Oak where a mid-terraced house has partially collapsed along with some scaffolding. Around eight people have been evacuated from neighbouring properties as a precaution. The road was closed."

A Fire Service spokesperson added: "Our firefighters have removed some of the rubble created as a result of this incident, including some from a roof. A structural engineer has advised on remedial work that needs to be done by contractors. We’ll revisit the scene to check progress later this afternoon."

Firefighters have responded to a property in Selly Oak, Birmingham where a mid-terraced house has partially collapsed along with some scaffolding

Pictures show a red car crushed by the falling scaffolding, while the wooden beams of the roof can be seen exposed following the collapse.

One resident said: “It’s amazing no one was hurt. A miracle really because the road is usually busy with students and there were bricks and scaffolding all over the place. It’s a right mess. Almost all the houses are rented to students. It looks like it was a loft extension which collapsed.”

Around eight people have been evacuated after a mid-terrace house partially collapsed in Heeley Road Birmingham

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