Hereford & Worcester

Four in hospital after Kidderminster house fire

Four men were taken to hospital after a fire in a Worcestershire house.

The fire in a bedroom on Walton Close, Birchen Coppice, Kidderminster, on New Year's Eve, was brought under control within about an hour, fire crews said.

Two appliances, from Kidderminster and Stourport, were deployed after the fire service was called at 21:50 GMT.

The men were taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. The house sustained smoke damage.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

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