Tree falls on property, Longbridge

Firefighters work with other agencies after tree falls on house

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Published on 21 December 2023
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The Roundabout, Longbridge, Birmingham, UK

Shortly after 7.20am on Thursday (21 December), we responded to The Roundabout, in the Longbridge area of Birmingham.

Fire engines from Northfield, Kings Norton, Wednesbury, Bournbrook and Woodgate Valley attended, the first arriving within three minutes of being mobilised.

A large tree had fallen on a bungalow.

Firefighters including our technical rescue team have been removing large branches from the road.

A woman in her seventies is being treated by paramedics for shock.

The Roundabout is currently inaccessible from the Bristol Road, which remains open. West Midlands Police are also in attendance.

A structural engineer has assessed the property and deemed the damage as superficial. The house remains safe for the occupier to remain inside.

We have scaled down our resource at this incident to a one crew, who are assisting other agencies.

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The tree has been removed from the road and property by Birmingham council. Council workers were assisted by firefighters from our technical rescue unit.

We left the scene at 12.00pm.

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