Woman Died And Five Injured In Birmingham House Fire

14/08/2014 16:48 | Updated 22 May 2015
Woman dead, five injured in Birmingham house fire

A woman has died and five others were injured after a fire ripped through a terraced home in Birmingham.

A 16-year-old is fighting for her life in hospital after suffering 70 per cent burns to her body, while a 26-year-old is also critical after sustaining 50 per cent burns to her back, legs and arms.

Another woman who escaped the flames after reportedly jumping from a window suffered leg, pelvis, shoulder and neck injuries.

A fourth woman, believed to be in her 20s, sustained minor leg and shoulder injuries and a 55-year-old man had minor burns to his face and hands.

Emergency services were called to the property in Cateswell Road, Springfield, at around 5am yesterday where a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "When crews arrived they found the fire service tackling a large house fire.

"Sadly it quickly became apparent to crews that nothing could be done to save one occupant, a woman, and she was confirmed deceased on scene.

"Five other people were out of the property and needed medical help."

The teenage girl was sedated in order to stabilise her condition and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to be treated. The cause of the blaze is not yet known and officers are working with the fire service.


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