Hereford & Worcester

Worcester sheltered housing residents rescued from fire

Eight people have been rescued from a flat fire at a sheltered housing complex in Worcestershire.

The fire started in the kitchen of a ground-floor flat in James Close Sheltered Housing, Worcester, at about 2120 BST on Tuesday.

Smoke filled a communal corridor and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus led the elderly residents out of the building. No-one was injured.

The fire was put out 30 minutes later and the cause of the fire is unknown.

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