Residents praise emergency service response after a house fire in Rugby left a woman and three children with serious injuries

The scene of the fire this morning
The scene of the fire this morning

People living along the road where a serious house fire broke out in the early hours have praised the emergence services' response.

A neighbour told the Rugby Advertiser they were woken shortly before 3am by the screams of the woman and the children after the fire broke out at a house in Wentworth Road, Rugby.

The fire service, police, and ambulance service were on the scene within minutes and residents have praised their quick response and the help they offered throughout the night.

The fire was tackled and a woman and three children were rescued.

Warwickshire Police have said they are treating the fire and suspicious.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A paramedic officer arrived five minutes after the 999 call to find a house that had suffered significant fire damage. The officer was quickly backed up by the other ambulance resources.

“One child had suffered very serious injuries. The ambulance crew rendezvoused with the MERIT trauma doctor at junction 2 of the M6. After further assessment and treatment, the doctor travelled with the crew to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the boy.

“Two further children, a boy and a girl were treated at the scene before being taken to the same hospital on blue lights – their injuries were less serious.

“A woman who had suffered serious injuries was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on blue lights.”

The neighbour said the fire then flared up again at around 5am and he was told to get out of his house as a precautionary measure.