FIRE crews are reminding people to check their smoke alarms after an incident in Quarry Bank.

Crews from Brierley Hill and Cradley Heath were dispatched to a house in Charles Road at 5.55am today, (Saturday May 10).

On arrival firefighters found a blaze on the ground floor of the property, the lone occupier was led to safety and taken to hospital for a precautionary check.

Fire fighters also found a smoke alarm in the house which was not working which they say added to the severity of the incident.

A spokesman from West Midlands Fire Service said: “The importance of a working smoke alarm cannot be overstated, people must regularly check their smoke alarm to make sure it is working.”

For information and advice on fire safety visit the West Midlands Fire Service website.