SFRS crews attend a house fire in Fife

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Crews from Glenrothes attended

A woman was taken to hospital after a fire at a house in Freuchie, Fife yesterday afternoon (22 December).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews from Glenrothes fire station were mobilised just after 4pm to a two storey property on Queen Street.

A team of four firefighters entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and extinguished a fire in the living room using two hosereel jets.

The crews provided oxygen therapy to a woman who appeared to be suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. The woman also suffered some burns to her hands.

They requested an ambulance to provide her with further medical care and she was taken to hospital after being assessed by paramedics.

Cutting away operations were conducted as firefighters continued working inside the property to ventilate and check for any hidden fire spread.

Officers from the SFRS Fire Investigation Unit are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.

SFRS crews routinely conduct free home fire safety visits to help householders identify risks and take the simple steps needed to reduce the chance of fires.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our free home fire safety visit then get in touch.

Anyone can join Scotland’s fight against fire and register for a free home fire safety visit by calling 0800 0731 999, texting ‘check’ to 61611, filling out a form at www.firescotland.gov.uk or by contacting their local fire station.

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