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Kitchen blaze at Alvechurch home
4:40pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
TWO crews from Redditch and one from Bromsgrove attended a kitchen fire in Heron Close, Alvechurch today at just before noon.
The scene was initially attended by police who arrived to find a man in his 40s outside of his terraced property.
The man was alerted to a fire by a smoke alarm in his kitchen and was found overcome by smoke in his front doorway. A neighbour who was also alerted by the smoke alarm helped him to safety, prior to the arrival of the emergency services.
Fire crews using breathing apparatus extinguished the fire and administered oxygen to the casualty, who was subsequently transferred to hospital by West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Group Commander Mick Cadman said “The fire service was alerted by a quick thinking professional call operator within West Mercia Police control room, this is an example of HWFRS, WMAS and West Mercia Police working in partnership to provide an excellent service to our communities.”
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