Fire crews rescue five people 'trapped on balcony' by fire

Five people were trapped on a balcony when a fire broke out in a building in Bilston.

Moseley Road, Bilston. Photo: Google
Moseley Road, Bilston. Photo: Google

Fire crews from Wolverhampton, Willenhall and Bilston fire stations attended the scene at Moseley Road.

West Midlands Fire Service was called around 2.30pm on Wednesday and a spokesman said crews discovered "five people unable to leave and on a balcony above some shops".

The fire service tweeted at 3.40pm: "We currently have crews from Wolverhampton, Willenhall and Bilston in attendance at incident near Moseley Road, Bilston.

"Fire has been extinguished and crews are supporting residents of several properties affected. All roads are clear, but please take care."

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