LiveOne person rescued from fire in Worcester flat

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  • Flat fire in Newport Street, Worcester
  • Six appliances in attendance
  • One person rescued
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More pictures and full report in tomorrow's Worcester News, as well as the latest on plans to cut Worcester's fire service cover.

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Firemen at the scene of the drama in Newport Street, Worcester. Picture by Worcester News/Jonathan Barry.

Worcester News:

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Newport Street, Worcester

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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. 

 

2:17pm

Emergency services arrive on the scene. Photo by Tadeusz Seredynski.

Worcester News:

2:16pm

Tackling the fire at John Gwynn House, in Newport Street. Photo by Tadeusz Seredynski.

Worcester News:

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Firefighters are using a platform to tackle the fire. Photo by Tadeusz Seredynski.

Worcester News:

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Resident Tadeusz Seredynski captured this photo of firefighters tackling the fire at John Gwynn House.

Worcester News:

2:09pm

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."

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Residents in nearby flats have been evacuated.

Newport Street is also closed as firefighters check out the affected building. 

1:52pm

The Fire Service says "quite a few people" dialled 999.

The casualty is believed to be male. 

1:48pm

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.

 

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One person has been rescued from the flat. Our reporter Rob Hale is on the scene and will bring us more in due course.

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