House fire in South Ayrshire
30 October 2014
Firefighters, ambulance crews and police officers provided treatment to four people who escaped the blaze.
At 3:17am on Thursday 30 October, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Control in Johnstone received a 999 call informing them of a house fire within the Dundonald area of South Ayrshire.
As a result of the call three fire appliances were mobilised to the scene from Dreghorn and Kilmarnock Community Fire Stations.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “The first fire appliance arrived within minutes and crews were faced with a fire within a mid-terraced residential property.
"Firefighters, working alongside colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland, provided treatment to four occupants who managed to escape the blaze prior to the arrival of the fire and rescue service.
"Four Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets entered the house and extinguished the blaze using one high pressure fire-fighting jet."
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public that they provide free home fire safety visits.
These include the fitting of free smoke alarms where required. The visits can be arranged by calling 0800 0731 999, or by completing an online form on the SFRS website, www.firescotland.gov.uk.