A THICK plume of black smoke billowed into the sky during a house fire which saw a woman taken to hospital.

The woman was taken to hospital after being checked over by paramedics as fire crews battled a blaze at the home in Christchurch Road, off Tolladine Road, Worcester, just after 11am on Saturday (November 18). 

The fire broke out on the property's first floor and eyewitnesses reported seeing smoke from as far as Mulberry Terrace.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a property fire on Christchurch Road at 11.12am.

"One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

Worcester News: FIRE: Christchurch Road, WorcesterFIRE: Christchurch Road, Worcester (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman.

"She was assessed at the scene and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital."

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "Four crews – three from Worcester and one from Droitwich Fire Stations – were called at 11.06 am on November 18 to a house fire with persons reported in Christchurch Road.

"There was a severe fire in a mid-terraced bungalow and this was fought by four firefighters in breathing apparatus using two hose reel jets and one covering jet.

Worcester News: FIREFIGHTERS: Crews were called to Christchurch Road, WorcesterFIREFIGHTERS: Crews were called to Christchurch Road, Worcester (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

"Two triple extension ladders were also used.

"Neighbouring terraced properties were also investigated and smoke alarms were fitted in them.

"A reinspection was then carried out of the ground floor and attic area of the property using a thermal imaging camera but no hotspots were found.

"Police attended with one female casualty handed over to the care of the ambulance service."

The spokesperson added firefighters left the scene at 9.20pm.

Worcester News: BLAZE: The fire at Christchurch Road, WorcesterBLAZE: The fire at Christchurch Road, Worcester (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

We visited the road on Monday and saw the fire-damaged property. 

The property had been boarded up and a pile of fire-damaged items had been left on a green outside the home. 

A nearby neighbour said it had been a large incident. 

"There were four fire engines in attendance," the neighbour said. 

"One was left later in the day making sure the fire was out."

Another eyewitness, Sara Jayne Davies, said: "I could see the smoke all the way up on Mulberry Terrace."