Woman rescued from Dundee flat fire by firefighters

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Appliances from Blackness Road and Macalpine Road in Dundee attended the scene in Lorimer Street

SFRS logo on appliance

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service rescued a woman from a flat fire in Dundee's Lorimer Street in the early hours of Sunday morning (15 March 2015).

The call was received at 1.20am and three appliances attended, including a pump from Blackness Road and a pump and the aerial rescue platform from Macalpine Road.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to tackle the fire in the ground floor flat. Crews located and rescued a female from within the property and administered oxygen therapy before placing her in the care of paramedics.

Firefighters then used a PPV (Positive Pressure Ventilation) fan to ventilate the property and ensured all residents in the four storey block were accounted for.

Protecting vulnerable people from the devastating effects of fire is at the heart of the service's community call to action. SFRS is urging people to arrange a free Home Fire Safety Visit for someone they believe may vulnerable or elderly, whether it be a friend or relative.

Anyone can arrange a free home fire safety visit by calling SFRS on the freephone number 0800 0731 999 or by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800. People can also fill out a form at www.firescotland.gov.uk or contact their local community fire station.