A BABY and two women escaped from a severe house fire in Oldbury this morning (Monday).

Firefighters were called to the blaze in an end terrace in Brennand Road at 9.24am.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 20s and a baby, thought to be around a year old, had escaped the property by the time firefighters arrived.

They were checked over at the scene for smoke inhalation by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

A parrot, tortoise and a dog were rescued from the house and were fine.

Fourteen firefighters on three fire engines were sent to the blaze and used breathing apparatus to fight the flames.

The blaze was out by 10.10am.

A crew is at the scene now making it safe.

Firefighters checked three neighbouring terraced properties to make sure the fire and smoke had not spread.

The fire is thought to have broken out in a bedroom at the rear of the property - the room was totally gutted.

The cause of the blaze is not known, but police and the fire service are investigating.

The fire service spokesman said Sandwell Council is looking to rehouse the family.

He said a West Midlands Travel bus service, which runs down the road, was suspended for an hour while crews dealt with the fire.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police were alerted to a fire on Brennand Road in Brandhall, Warley at 9.30am today (Monday).

"The fire service is currently working to establish the cause of the blaze.

"Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime, giving log number 610 of 24 June."