Man, 72, rescued from fire at Oldbury flat

By James Vukmirovic | Oldbury | News | Published:

A man in his 70s was rescued by firefighters today after a fire broke out in a flat in Oldbury.

Crews attend the scene in Oldbury. Photo: Scott Maxwell

The man was treated for smoke inhalation after fire crews arrived at the flat on Moat Road, just before 3pm.

A total of 13 firefighters were called to the scene, with ambulance crews in attendance.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "At 2.52pm, three fire engines with 13 crew were called to a fire in a first-floor flat in Oldbury, arriving at 3pm

"The fire was in the living room and was put out at 3.20pm by crews using two hose reels, with about a square metre of damage to the carpet.

"A 72-year-old man was rescued and treated for smoke inhalation by a fire service first aid crew, but refused hospital treatment."

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
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