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Woman dies and five injured in Birmingham house fire

2013-04-17 10:06:53

A woman has died and five other people have been injured in a large house fire in Birmingham.

The blaze ripped through the house at Cateswell Road, Springfield, at about 05:00 BST.

The woman was confirmed dead at the scene. A teenage girl "sustained approximately 70% burns to her body", the ambulance service said.

A 26-year-old woman suffered burns, while three other people were also treated for injuries.

The teenager with 70% burns was sedated at the scene and taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

An ambulance service spokesperson said the 26-year-old woman suffered "around 50% burns to her back, legs and arms".

They added: "She was given pain relief and fluids by ambulance crews and cooling burns dressings were applied to her wounds before she was taken to the same hospital for further emergency treatment.

"A woman believed to be in her 20s, who had reportedly jumped from a window, had 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.

"Both were treated by crews before being taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment."

Source: bbc.co.uk

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