Crews rescued people from Aberdeen flat fire

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Two men, a woman and a child were rescued following the fire in Blenheim Place yesterday

Aberdeen City Appliance

Firefighters rescued four people from a fire at a flat in Aberdeen’s Blenheim Place yesterday evening (20 March 2016).

Appliances from North Anderson Drive, Central and Altens were quickly at the scene of the fire which was reported at 6.48pm.

The first crews in attendance were faced with a well-developed fire within a room in a ground floor flat.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the flat and successfully extinguished the fire. In the process they rescued a man. Other crews searched the flats on the first and second floors and one man was rescued by a ladder from the first floor.

A woman and child were also given fire survival guidance from experienced operations centre staff before being led to safety from the second floor. Four people were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind everyone of the importance of having smoke detection and making sure that it is positioned correctly and that the detectors are checked regularly.

A free Home Fire Safety Visit is available for anyone who has any concerns about fire safety in their home and can be arranged by calling call 0800 0731 999 or texting "FIRE" to 80800 from your mobile phone.

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