Busy weekend for crews across Highland

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Firefighters attended a number of incidents at the weekend including two fires and a road traffic collision

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to attend a number of incidents across Highland at the weekend which called upon both their firefighting and rescue capabilities.

The first incident the service attended was a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A832 near the Tore roundabout on the Black Isle on Saturday (27 September 2014).

Two fire appliances and the heavy rescue unit from Inverness were sent to the scene at 3.21pm.

On arrival crews were faced with a situation whereby a man was trapped under a car. They used a reciprocating saw to free the man and he was placed in the care of paramedics, before being transferred to hospital for treatment.

Caithness firefighters were called to attend a kitchen fire at a restaurant in Wick on Saturday (27 September 2014).

The incident, which was reported at 3.38pm, happened at Houston's in the town's High Street.

The fire in the four storey building affected a flue, chip pan and an extractor fan. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used dry powder, foam extinguishers and two hose reel jets to tackle the blaze.

No one was injured and the last appliance left the scene at 4.50pm.

And finally Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to attend a fire at a property near Moniack, Beauly on Sunday (28 September 2014).

The fire, which happened at a property in the Reelig Woods area near Moniack winery, Beauly, affected two sheds, an incinerator and a garage.

One appliance from Beauly and two from Inverness were sent to the scene. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used three hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

Both sheds were destroyed and the garage suffered smoke damage. No one was injured as a result of the fire.

 

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