Fire in Falkirk restaurant
21 May 2016
Crews from Falkirk and Larbert fire stations attended.
Fire crews from Falkirk and Larbert community fire stations rushed to a reported fire within a restaurant in Falkirk’s busy town centre at around 11am this morning (21 May).
On arrival, the Incident Commander discovered the building to be heavily smoke logged and worked quickly to ensure that the premises were fully evacuated before implementing a tactical plan to extinguish the fire.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were committed to the building with high pressure hosereels to locate the fire. Working in difficult conditions and with limited visibility, the firefighters located the blaze within the kitchen area and rapidly knocked it down.
Meanwhile, the incident commander had requested a high reach appliance to assist in operations, and this vehicle, with a potential reach of more than 30 metres, was used to check for firespread and damage to the roof and ventilation systems.
With the fire fully extinguished, fire crews then ventilated the building to minimise smoke damage as far as possible and make the area safe.
Watch Manager Graeme Cuthill of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our crews were on the scene very quickly and this rapid intervention meant that damage from the fire was confined mainly to the kitchen area itself.”