Birmingham & Black Country

Great Barr fire: Boys suffer burns

Great Barr fire scene
Image caption Neighbours are believed to have tried to rescue the family

Two young boys have suffered serious burns in a house fire in Birmingham.

Emergency services were called to an address in Charnwood Road, Great Barr, shortly after 09:30 BST.

A three-year-old suffered 12% burns and a four-year-old received 18% burns, a fire service spokesman said. Both boys were rescued by fire crews.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said crews found "total devastation" with the property severely damaged. Two adults also went to hospital.

The fire was in the ground floor of the three-bedroom semi-detached property, the fire service said.

The two children and a woman have been taken to hospital. Advanced life support was given to both children, the spokesman said.

The woman, thought to be the mother, was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Neighbours are believed to have made attempts to rescue the family. A man who tried to help went to hospital as a precaution after suffering the effects of smoke inhalation.

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