Flat fire in an Edgbaston high rise

Firefighters work to evacuate and extinguish a fire in Edgbaston high rise

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Published on 3 October 2023
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Crews attended in under 4 minutes

Benmore Avenue, Birmingham, UK

Ten fire crews have responded to a fire in a flat on the third floor of a high-rise building in Edgbaston.

The fire is now out.

We started to receive 999 calls at 7.52am today, Tuesday 3 October, to Montreal House, Benmore Avenue.

Our first crew arrived within three minutes of being mobilised to the 12-storey building.

Firefighters and paramedics gave medical care to a man who is believed to have jumped to safety from a window. He has been taken to hospital.

Fire affected half of the flat in which it broke out, although the whole flat and third-floor lobby area were affected by smoke.

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We have scaled down our resources at this incident to three fire engines and the hydraulic aerial platform.

Work is ongoing to restore power to the affected building, which was isolated when we extinguished the fire.

The hydraulic aerial platform is in use for an external inspection of the affected flat.

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One fire engine remains at the scene as we continue checking for hotspots. A full search of all affected properties has been carried out and a number of people will be rehomed and are being assisted by Citizen Housing.

Benmore Avenue has fully reopened.

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