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- Flat fire in Newport Street, Worcester
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Firemen at the scene of the drama in Newport Street, Worcester. Picture by Worcester News/Jonathan Barry.
24th Sept 15:55 Stop message received for Newport Street #Worcester Incident now scaled down to 2 appliances— HWFireControl (@HWFireControl) September 24, 2013
#worcester update. All persons accounted for, 1 casualty taken to hospital. Search now in progress for fire spread, 3 hosereels 2 jets used— HWFireControl (@HWFireControl) September 24, 2013
Newport Street, Worcester
The inside lane of Bridge Street has been closed off to allow the fire service to hoist a crane above the flats.
Lots of emergency services in the area.
Newport Street still closed.
Emergency services arrive on the scene. Photo by Tadeusz Seredynski.
Tackling the fire at John Gwynn House, in Newport Street. Photo by Tadeusz Seredynski.
Firefighters are using a platform to tackle the fire. Photo by Tadeusz Seredynski.
Resident Tadeusz Seredynski captured this photo of firefighters tackling the fire at John Gwynn House.
One of the residents safely evacuated after the fire broke out at John Gwynn House, in Newport Street, is 63-year-old Tadeusz Seredynski.
He was in his first-floor flat when the fire broke out - he believes in a flat on the third floor.
"Suddenly I heard the alarm and many fire engines arived," he said. "I looked upstairs and could see smoke coming from the roof. A fireman was asking people to move outside. It was quite a shock."
House/flat fire in Worcester! Top floor flat rescue operation going down!— @robgwynne89 24 September 2013
Residents in nearby flats have been evacuated.
Newport Street is also closed as firefighters check out the affected building.
The Fire Service says "quite a few people" dialled 999.
The casualty is believed to be male.
West Midlands Ambulance Service says one patient was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for assessment.
A paramedic officer and Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) are also in attendance.
Incident 24th Sept 12:48. 4th floor flat fire Newport Street #Worcester 6 appliances plus aerial appliance in attendance. 1 person rescued— @HWFireControl 24 September 2013
One person has been rescued from the flat. Our reporter Rob Hale is on the scene and will bring us more in due course.