A MAN and woman escaped from a severe fire which ripped through a bungalow in Wythall.

A fire broke out at the detached bungalow on Gorsey Lane with firefighters, medics and police called to the scene just after 4am this morning (Tuesday August 1).

The man and woman, believed to be in their 40s, suffered injuries not believed to be serious and were discharged at the scene.

Scores of frefighters fought the flames with crews from Redditch, Bromsgrove, Kings Norton and Solihull as well as an incident command unit from Wyre Forest, an aerial ladder platform from Worcester and a support vehicle from Tenbury Wells at the scene.

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 04.11am to a house fire with persons reported at Gorsey Lane, Wythall.

"There was a severe fire across fifty per cent of the ground floor of a detached bungalow and in the roof space."

They said gas and electric suppliers and police also attended and two casualties were passed to the care of medics.

They added that damping down has taken place and two crews remained in attendance this morning.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said: “We were called at 4.18am to a fire at a private property on Gorsey Lane in Wythall.

"One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found a man and a woman.

"Both were assessed and had sustained injuries not believed to be serious.

"They received self care advice before being discharged at the scene.”