Crews put out kitchen fire in Blantyre
11 April 2016
Incident in South Lanarkshire saw two people attend hospital.
Firefighters provided emergency treatment to a woman who suffered burns and smoke inhalation after fire struck in a kitchen in Blantyre.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) team quickly put out the flames before cutting away to ensure the fire was fully extinguished and had not spread into the structure of the home.
Operations Control at Johnstone sent crews to Lime Grove in response to a 999 call made at 4:25pm Sunday (10 April).
An ambulance was requested and firefighters cared for the woman – who had left the building before SFRS crews reached the scene – until a paramedic arrived to take charge of her care.
She was then taken by ambulance to Hairmyres Hospital for a precautionary check-up.
A man at the scene reported that he had breathed in a small amount of smoke and he was taken to hospital by a relative after the paramedic recommended that he attend.
SFRS crews visited neighbouring homes to offer residents fire safety advice before leaving the scene around 5:20pm.
Anyone can arrange a free home fire safety visit by calling SFRS on the freephone number 0800 073 1999, by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or by filling in a form at www.firescotland.gov.uk.
The short visits by local crews are scheduled for a time that suits the householder and allow firefighters to help residents prevent fires and the tragedies they cause.
As well as highlighting potential hazards and helping people take simple steps to address them, they also allow firefighters to check everyone in a home would get early warning in an emergency and install working smoke alarms where they are needed.
People are also advised to consider having a heat alarm installed in the kitchen, where the devices provide early warning of a fire without activating due to small amounts of cooking-related smoke.