Neighbours evacuated and woman led to safety as fire rips through …

Homes were evacuated as a flames ripped through a house in Kidderminster during the early hours. A woman in her 70s was led to safety by firefighters who tackled the "severe" blaze in Peel Street.

Emergency services were called at 12.15am on Friday, May 19 to reports of a fire, which started on the first floor. The elderly woman was treated by paramedics for minor injuries and discharged at the scene.

Crews from Wyre Forest and Kinver put out the fire and checked neighbouring properties in case it had spread. They also revisited the scene at 7.30am to check for hotspots.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "A severe fire on the first floor of a two-storey mid-terraced house was extinguished by eight firefighters. A female casualty in her 70s was led to safety by fire service personnel and handed over to the care of the ambulance service.

"Firefighters checked for fire spread to the roof area and to neighbouring properties, which had been evacuated."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a property fire on Peel Street at 12.33am, one ambulance attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman, who was assessed and treated for injuries not believed to be serious, before being discharged on scene."


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