A MAN was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a fire broke out in a Stourbridge flat.

Five fire engines and two brigade response vehicles were called to a high-rise block of flats on Green Street shortly after 12.40pm on Thursday (May 16).

The blaze broke out in a home on the fourth floor of the building.

A man was rescued by firefighters and was taken to hospital, whilst another person for led to safety with no injuries.

The incident was scaled down around 2.40pm, with crews checking for smoke logging in neighbouring flats and carrying out welfare checks.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a property fire on Green Street at 12.50pm.

“One ambulance, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor with a Critical Care Paramedic and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who had suffered serious injuries.

“He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham".