Man receives oxygen therapy after a pan fire in Edinburgh

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Pan of food extinguished on our arrival

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Operations Control Edinburgh were called around 10.17pm on Saturday night (29th June) to a smell of burning in a first floor flat in Ramsay Place, Edinburgh.

Crews from Marionville, Musselburgh, Newcraighall and a height appliance from McDonald Road were mobilised and found a pan of food alight which was extinguished on our arrival.

Firefighters rescued a 62 year old male from the property and provided him with oxygen therapy until the arrival of the ambulance service.  Paramedics checked the casualty over at the scene but he did not require hospital treatment.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “It is so easy to get distracted while cooking and all too often a fire can start when your attention stops. We attend more fires in kitchens than in any room of the house so we would urge you to be extra vigilant when cooking.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service provides free home fire safety visits and fits smoke detectors where required. If you or someone you know could benefit from a visit, call the SFRS freephone number: 0800 0731 999, text “check” to 61611, or visit the website at www.firescotland.gov.uk

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