Grill pan fire at multistorey flats in Clydebank

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Appliances from Clydebank called to fire at Overtoun Court in Dalmuir

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Firefighters were called to a grill pan fire in a kitchen at a flat in Dalmuir yesterday afternoon (24 January).


Two appliances from Clydebank Fire Station were mobilised by Johnstone Operations Control at around 2.30pm and sent to Overtoun Court flats on Swindon Street.


On arrival crews discovered a small fire in a kitchen several floors up and a man suffering from mild smoke inhalation. Firefighters brought the fire under control and passed the casualty onto Scottish Ambulance Service colleagues, who administered treatment at the scene.


Watch Manager Mark Tungatt, incident commander at the scene, said: “Crews arrived at this incident within five minutes of the 999 call and quickly set about extinguishing a fire that had been caused by a grill pan.


“One male was treated at the scene but did not require hospital treatment. We wish him a speedy recovery.


“This fire highlights the importance of staying safe in the kitchen and I’d like to take this opportunity to remind people never to leave cooking unattended. If you need to leave the kitchen turn electrical appliances off and take pans off the heat.”


SFRS crews throughout the country provide free home fire safety visits to help householders reduce the chance of fire happening or causing injuries – or worse – if it does.


The visits are always arranged for a time that is convenient for the resident. They allow local firefighters to highlight common hazards and help people take simple steps to address them.


With early warning known to be vital if a fire does happen, the SFRS crews also check smoke alarms are working and even provide and install the devices if they are found to be needed.


Free home fire safety visits are available from SFRS by calling the freephone number 0800 073 1999, by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or by filling in an online form at www.firescotland.gov.uk.

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