Birmingham & Black Country

Four rescued from 'severe' Birmingham house fire

Handsworth fire scene Image copyright WMFS
Image caption Fire investigators said this was the position of a settee before the fire

Four men were taken to hospital after being rescued from a "severe" house fire.

The men have been described as "very lucky" by firefighters who said the blaze, in Queens Head Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, was "very challenging".

Investigators said the fire was caused by "careless disposal of a lighted substance".

Four fire crews were sent to the scene during the early hours.

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