Callum Watkinson reports from Edgbaston, where a murder inquiry has been launched following a house fire that left one woman dead and three others injured.
Chief Inspector Helen Kirkham, from West Midlands Police, gives a brief update on the murder inquiry launched after a 36-year-old woman died following a house fire in Edgbaston.
The woman who died in the Speedwell Road house fire was 36 years old. She has not been named by police.
Police have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a woman as a result of a house fire in Edgbaston earlier today (5 November).
West Midlands Ambulance Service have issued a statement detailing their efforts to rescue those involved in a house fire in Edgbaston earlier today (5 November)
“Crews tended to three women and a man who are all believed to have jumped from upstairs windows.
“Attempts were made to resuscitate one of the women at the scene and en-route to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham but she was confirmed dead shortly after arriving at hospital.
“A second woman, believed to be in her fifties, had back pain. She was immobilised before being taken to City Hospital.
– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
“A third woman, in her twenties, had a suspected broken leg. A pelvic splint was applied, the leg put in traction and analgesia administered. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
“A man in his thirties had back pain and suspected wrist and ankle fractures. He had also breathed in smoke. He was given oxygen and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”
Michael Davies was on his way to work when he noticed the fire. He has spoken to ITV Central about his efforts to rescue those trapped in the house.
West Midlands Police have confirmed a woman has died, following a fire at a house in Edgbaston.
A man and two women are being treated in hospital. Their condition is not yet known.
Police say they believe circumstances surrounding the fire are suspicious. Forensic investigators remain at the scene.