Man hospitalised after kitchen fire in Glasgow
25 January 2016
Two appliances called out to incident in Springburn area of the city
Firefighters in breathing apparatus extinguished a kitchen fire in Glasgow yesterday morning (24 January).
Johnstone Operations Control received a 999 call about a fire in a two-storey terraced house in Edgefauld Road at 10am and mobilised two appliances from the nearby Springburn Community Fire Station.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were on the scene within two minutes of the call and quickly sourced the fire to a ground floor kitchen area of the house. Two firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the building and brought the fire under control with a high-pressure jet.
Firefighters remained at the scene for an hour to make sure the fire was completely out, using small tools to cutaway a section of the kitchen to check for any hidden fire spread.
A man who was inside the property at the time appeared to be suffering from moderate smoke inhalation and was assisted at the scene by Scottish Ambulance Service crews. He was later sent onto Glasgow Royal Infirmary for a precautionary check-up.
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.
The visits allow firefighters to help residents make fires less likely and also to ensure everyone in a property would get early warning if an emergency was to happen.
During a visit, firefighters check to ensure the home is protected by working smoke detection and will even provide and install smoke alarms where the life-saving devices are found to be needed.
Reaching those who could be at highest risk from fire is a constant challenge and the service has appealed for the public to help put it in touch with potentially vulnerable members of the community.
Residents are also advised to consider having a heat alarm installed within the kitchen, as the devices provide additional early-warning of a fire without activating due to small amounts of cooking-related smoke.