Residents of a Coventry tower block had to be evacuated this morning as a “severe” blaze broke out 14 storeys high.

A 999 call alerted fire crews to the incident at around 6.30am, with 30 firefighters in six engines from four different city fire stations battling to get the flames under control.

The blaze had broken out in the kitchen and living room of a flat in Nauls Mill House – three floors from the top of the 17 storey building on Middleborough Road in Radford.

Seven people from the upper floors of the block were evacuated and checked out by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance as officers from West Midlands Police also attended the scene.

Only one had suffered minor injuries and received treatment at the scene.  

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: “We received a 999 call at 6.30am today to a 17 storey block on Middleborough Road in Coventry.


“We sent six fire engines to the scene, 30 firefighters, from Coventry, Canley, Foleshill and Binley stations. It was a severe fire on the 14th floor of a 17 storey block of flats.

“Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and they used one water jet to fight the fire and one safety jet to prevent it from spreading.

“The fire was in the kitchen and the living room of the flat but there was no spread to any other flats.

“The fire investigations team are on site investigating the case. Seven people were evacuated and were treated at the scene by the Ambulance service.”

As the cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed, West Midlands Police are awaiting word from West Midlands Fire Service on how to proceed.

West Midlands Ambulance Service told CoventryLive they received a call from the fire service at 7.05am today (Friday) reporting a serious fire on the 14 th floor of Nauls Mill House.


The Trust immediately dispatched an ambulance, two paramedic officers, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics and a critical care car from the Air Ambulance Service with a doctor and paramedic on board to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find the fire service actively fighting the fire on the 14 th floor.

“A total of seven patients, from upper floors of the tower block, made their way safely down to reception where the team of ambulance staff had set up a casualty clearing area to assess everyone.

“Six patients were unharmed, and one patient was found with minor injuries and received treatment on scene. All seven patients were discharged from care.”





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