Fire in a basement in Elgin

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Crews give oxygen therapy to a male casualty suffering from smoke inhalation

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Operations Control Aberdeen received a call just after 2.30pm yesterday (Monday 27th May) to a fire in a single storey building in Fairway Avenue, Elgin.

Crews from Elgin and Lossiemouth were mobilised and on arrival discovered the fire in the basement of the property caused by radiated heat from a blow torch.  Firefighters quickly donned breathing apparatus and extinguished the fire using a jet and a hose reel jet.  Once the fire was extinguished firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to check for hot spots.

One male casualty suffering from smoke inhalation and burns to the hands was given oxygen therapy by the crews until the arrival of the ambulance. He was then taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin for further treatment.