Just before 6.30pm on Monday (24 Oct) we responded to a house fire in Drummond Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton.
Some 30 firefighters attended, from several Black Country fire stations, with the first crew arriving within four minutes of being mobilised.
Imagery shared with our fire control by a 999 caller helped to ensure that we sent appropriate resources to the incident.
This was a fire in a two-storey, mid-terraced property.
Fire crews' quick and effective actions prevented the fire spreading to other homes' living accommodation, but it did damage neighbouring roofs.
Several firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and searched neighbouring homes to confirm that everyone was accounted for. A number of people were led to safety but, fortunately, no-one was hurt.
A number of properties were, however, affected by smoke and water, and several residents needed to be found alternative accommodation.
The fire was extinguished using hose reel and main jets, and one of our hydraulic aerial platforms was also brought into use.
Police and ambulance colleagues assisted our work at the scene. The road was closed for safety during the incident.
Our investigators are working to establish how the fire started.