Five people including two children were left needing minor treatment after a flat fire in Sutton Coldfield this afternoon.
It happened at a property in Redway Court, Mount View, Sutton Coldfield, 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.”
West Midlands Fire Service announce that trains from Birmingham New Street to Sutton Coldfield will be cancelled for most of the day.
Trains from New Street to Sutton Coldfield will be cancelled for most of the day. Check with you train company before travel.
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It happened at around 7:30am close to Blake Street Railway Station, on the A4026 Blake Street in Four Oaks.
Passengers appeared less than sympathetic to the lorry driver responsible:
Charlotte Henderson tweeted:
Big congrats to the lorry driver who attempted to take his lorry under a low bridge & failed by Blake street station, train delayed
And Georgia Tims added:
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