Woman rescued by firefighters after blaze engulfs vaping shop

A woman was rescued after a severe fire broke out at a shop in Coventry.

Flames and smoke poured from the front of Jungle Vapes, in Sewall Highway, Courthouse Green,after the blaze took hold just after 3.30pm on Monday.

Four fire crews were sent to the scene and a led one woman to safety from a neighbouring shop.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: “We received reports of a severe fire in a mid-teraced shop with a residential flat above.

“Two crews from Foleshill were sent and then due to the number of calls received and footage also received showing a severe fire, a third crew from Binley was sent.

“When that crew arrived they then requested a fourth crew which was sent from Coventry.

“At 4.32pm were received a message that the fire was out.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service stated that it was treating two people for minor smoke inhalation after being called by the fire service.

Eyewitness Matthew Spiller tweeted: "Ceiling caught fire, then the sofa, then the whole thing."


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