21 February 2011
A weekend of house fires
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Yet another busy weekend for our firefighters with over 300
incidents to attend. The incidents include 120 fires, 164 false
alarms and 28 special services.
Read a snapshot of the weekends incident below:
Late on Friday night crews from Greenock attended a house fire
in the town. One male casualty was trapped in the property and had
to be rescued by firefighters. SFR crews administered oxygen
therapy before the casualty was transferred to Inverclyde
Just after midnight, firefighters from Dumbarton attended a fire
in Milton where they administered oxygen to the two casualties.
Another fire, this time early on Saturday morning in the Pollok
area on the south side of Glasgow. On arrival, crews found the top
floor flat of a 3 storey tenement to be well alight. Firefighters
wearing breathing apparatus rescued one male casualty who was taken
to the Southern General suffering from burns and smoke
At 6pm on Saturday crews from Ayr rushed to a fire in a local
block of flats. The well developed fire was on the first floor of a
3 storey tenement building. Firefighters wearing breathing
apparatus fought the flames using hose reel jets. Three casualties
had managed to escape the fire prior to the arrival of the fire
service however firefighters then rescued a further 3 casualties
from the flat above the fire. Crews remained in attendance for a
considerable time, searching the remaining flats in the block to
ensure everyone was safe and accounted for.
At 7.16pm, crews from Motherwell were called to the scene of a
road traffic collision in Wishaw. The collision involved two cars,
one of which had a trapped male passenger. Firefighters used
hydraulic cutting equipment to free the casualty before he was
transferred to Wishaw General. A further two casualties were also
taken to hospital for precautionary checkups.
At 9.29pm on Sunday night, crews from Ayr rescued an adult and
child from a burning flat in the town. Paramedics on the scene gave
both casualties a precautionary check up.
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