Fire in tenement building in Aberdeen

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Firefighters called to fire at Grampian Road, Torry in Aberdeen.

Following a reported fire in a kitchen of a ground floor flat at Grampian Road just before 1am on Sunday 28th April, two appliances from Central fire station and one from Altens fire station in Aberdeen were mobilised to respond to the incident. 

Six firefighters in full breathing apparatus entered the building and quickly extinguished the fire.  The two occupants of the flat suffered slight smoke inhalation.

Firefighters advised occupants of the upper flats to remain in their properties due to smoke in communal areas, and due to concerns raised by occupants in a top floor flat remained with them whilst an exit was created on the top floor to assist ventilation of the top communal area and stairwell. 

Once firefighters had fully ventilated the communal areas of the building they led 14 residents to safety and immediately provided all of the occupants with home fire safety leaflets and offered a free home fire safety visit.

Station Manager, Stuart Cruickshank said:  "A number of occupants from Grampian Road have taken up our offer of a free home fire safety visit. 

"I would encourage homeowners to contact the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to book a visit where staff will visit and provide life-saving home fire safety advice, and will even fit free smoke alarms where they are needed."

You can book your free visit by calling Freephone 0800 0731999 or text “CHECK” 61611 to book a visit, or find out more by logging onto www.firescotland.gov.uk for more information."

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