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Four people trapped in severe house fire in West Bromwich

Fire crews have been in attendance at a severe house fire in Guns Village, West Bromwich, where people have been trapped inside a property.

Four people were inside the house at the time of the fire but two had managed to exit before the fire service had arrived.

Two males were then rescued using ladders and breathing apparatus brought out.

The details of the casualties are unknown at present but West Midlands Fire Service tweeted to say that thankfully all persons had been accounted for and that the fire is now extinguished.

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Body recovered from burning car in West Bromwich

Police remain at the scene where the burning car was found Credit: Craig Cotterill / ITV News Central

A body has been recovered from a burning car in West Bromwich.

Emergency services were called to the scene at the junction of Forge Lane and Newton Road at around 11.30am on Tuesday.

The body was found in the burnt out car at the junction of Forge Lane and Newton Road in West Bromwich Credit: ITV News Central

West Midlands Police confirmed a body had been recovered once fire crews had dealt with the blaze.

The death is being treated as unexplained.


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