Man rescued from flat after fire breaks out

Tuesday 11 December 2012 Updated: 12/12 14:51

DISCARDED cigarettes and matches are believed to have caused a fire in a block of high rise flats which left a man needing treatment for smoke inhalation.

Four fire crews were sent to Cripplegate House in Tybridge Street just after 2.15pm on Monday (Dec 10) after an automatic fire alarm sounded.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus managed to put out a fire which had started in a first floor flat and a man was also safely evacuated before being treated for the effects of smoke inhalation by paramedics at the scene.

The blaze caused smoke damage throughout the flat and a small amount of fire damage in a bedroom.

Watch Commander Keith Peters from HWFRS said: “Fortunately the smoke alarm raised the alarm and crews quickly brought the fire under control, without further spread.”

He reminded smokes to take care when disposing of cigarette ends and matches after revealing they had caused the flat fire.

Mr Peters also thanked the residents of other neighbouring flats for their co-operation during the incident.

Popular »

1 Animated care staff dress up as Disney favourites

2 Disabled man assaulted on canal towpath

More news »

Young George becomes parish church's Junior Bishop

PICTURED here is George Patterson who has been

Victims urged not to suffer in silence this Christmas

VICTIMS of domestic abuse are being urged to

Tree planting effort is taking root

EFFORTS to make parts of the city greener

New pond is a big hit with pupils

PUPILS in Worcester are on the look out

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Green light for Stratford Hospital

STRATFORD Hospital bosses are "delighted" after the green light was ...

Bromsgrove Standard
1,200 homes plan leads to more concerns over Bromsgrove's roads

MORE questions have been asked about Bromsgrove's transport infrastructure after ...

Redditch Standard
Fire chiefs set to move to police headquarters

BOSSES at the fire services are set to move in ...

Evesham Observer
Tribute paid to 'kind' Lynda

ORGANISERS of the Badsey Flower Show have paid tribute to ...