A WOMAN was led to safety after a fire broke out in Dudley this morning.

The fire at a three-storey property in Porter Street South, Dudley, broke out in the basement just before 8.30am today (Wednesday April 7).

The woman was led out of the building by firefighters and was treated by medics.

Gas and electricity services were isolated by firefighters.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "Three fire engines from Brierley Hill, Dudley and Haden Cross and 15 firefighters attended the scene.

They added: "Crews led a female to safety using a fire escape hood, who was then tended to by ambulance colleagues at the scene.

"Firefighters isolated the gas and electricity supply and requested the attendance of engineers.

"Two crews remain at the scene."

Firefighters using breathing apparatus put out the fire and ventilated the property using fans. 

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called by the fire service at 8:41am to a fire at a property in Porter Street South.

"We sent one ambulance and two paramedic officers to the scene.

"Crews treated one patient, a woman, and she was discharged at the scene.”

Investigations are ongoing into the cause of the fire.