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Town centre fire drama in Solihull

TWO men were rescued from a serious flat fire in Solihull town centre on Monday.

TWO men were rescued from a serious flat fire in Solihull town centre on Monday.

A blaze had broken out at the three-storey building on Station Road.

Quick-thinking staff at the nearby Jimmy Spices had dragged one of the men unscathed from the flames.

Firefighters arrived at just after 9.15pm and rescued a second man, who had suffered serious smoke inhalation.

He was taken to Solihull Hospital for treatment and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said the fire was “well underway” when crews arrived.

“It took a total of 30 firefighters to ensure the fire was extinguished,” he said.

Crews remained at the scene overnight and are investigating the cause of the blaze

Once the blaze was under control, emergency services reopened the High Street.

 

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