House Fire, High Street, Nuneaton

Warwickshire Emergency Fire Control Room received a 999 call to a house fire in High Street, Nuneaton at 15:02 hours this afternoon.  The occupier had vacated the property.  Two fire crews from Nuneaton were mobilised.  Upon arrival they found one ground floor flat with smoke issuing, as a result of a fire involving a heater in the bedroom.  They dealt with the incident using hose reels and breathing apparatus.  The elderly occupant was suffering from smoke inhalation and was being cared for the by Ambulance Service.  Crews are currenlty still in attendance and expect to be delayed a further 15 to 30 minutes.