Investigation into Great Barr house blaze

Investigators are examining the cause of a blaze which tore through the ground floor of a house in Great Barr.

Perry Wood Road, Great Barr Photo: Google
Perry Wood Road, Great Barr Photo: Google

Firefighters battled the flames which gutted the semi-detached house on Perry Wood Road on Thursday.

Two fire engines, a brigade response vehicle and 13 firefighters were called to the scene just after 12.30pm.

Crews remained at the property until late afternoon.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokeswoman said: "We were called just after 12.30pm to a severe house fire in the ground floor of a semi-detached property on Perry Wood Road, in Great Barr, Birmingham.

"Two fire engines from Perry Barr and Handsworth, a Brigade Response Vehicle from Ward End and 13 firefighters attended the scene.

"Four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used by firefighters to extinguish the fire with crews remaining on the scene to check for hot spots and carry out the necessary ventilation."

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