One person dies following bungalow fire in Telford

One person has died and another has been taken to hospital following a bungalow fire in Telford this morning.

Three fire appliances from Telford Central and Tweedale along with an operations officer attended the property on Park Lane in Woodside at around 7.15am.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said that on their arrival crews were confronted with a bungalow that was well alight.

Breathing apparatus teams with hose reel jets were committed into the building to try and locate two people who were reported as missing by neighbours.

Crews managed to locate and rescue a lady in her 80s before being forced to withdraw from the building as the roof collapsed.

Firefighters then recommitted back into the building in the aftermath of the collapse to look for the remaining missing person, crews found a body which was pronounced as deceased at the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews began treating an elderly woman who had been rescued from the property by firefighters.

“Thankfully her injuries are not believed to be serious, but she was taken to Princess Royal Hospital for further assessment.

“A second patient was then rescued from the house by the fire service. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the injuries they had suffered, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save them, and they were confirmed dead at the scene.”

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service says that early indications are that the fire is not suspicious however this is only a preliminary finding.

Community Fire Safety guidance and reassurance work will be carried out in the area throughout the weekend.

West Mercia Police was also called to the scene of the fire.

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