Return to FireNet News Index
This article was reproduced with the kind permission
of the British Broadcasting Corporation



Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 08:59 GMT
Children rescued from house fire

Two adults and four children have escaped a fire at their home in Birmingham.

Emergency crews believe the blaze was started by a nine-year-old girl who had been playing with a lighter in the house in Handsworth.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the home in Warstone Terrace in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A bedroom of the house had been severely damaged in the fire.