Four treated after Renfrewshire fire

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Three women and a child were taken to hospital with slight smoke inhalation.

SFRS name line on appliance

Four people were taken to hospital following a fire at a tenement in Renfrew on Tuesday morning (28 April).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Operations Control at Johnstone received a 999 call reporting the incident in Mitchell Avenue at 6:05am and immediately mobilised three appliances in response.

A crew from Renfrew Community Fire Station arrived three minutes later and they were quickly joined at the scene by two others from nearby Paisley.

The incident commander, Watch Manager Brian Howie, said: “We arrived to find a fire in a ground floor property within a three-storey building.

“Six firefighters in breathing apparatus were committed to the block. They conducted a systematic search that ensured everyone was accounted for and the fire was extinguished with a single jet.

“Three women and a girl appeared to be suffering from slight smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital.”

SFRS crews left the incident around 8am and returned later in the day to offer free home fire safety visits to residents in the vicinity.

Firefighters routinely provide support and advice to householders in communities throughout Scotland and anyone who thinks they or someone they know could be at increased risk is urged to contact the service.

The short visits by local crews are arranged at a times suitable for the resident and help them identify and address fire hazards commonly found within homes.

To join Scotland's fight against fire and arrange a visit for you or someone you know, call SFRS on the freephone number 0800 073 1999 or text ‘FIRE’ to 80800. They popular visits can also be arranged via the SFRS website www.firescotland.gov.uk.

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