Four rescued from Aberdeen house fire
10 September 2016
A woman and three children were taken to hospital after firefighters brought them from the home
Firefighters rescued four people from a blaze at a home in Aberdeen.
A woman and three children were removed from the property by search and rescue teams sent into the smoke-filled building wearing breathing apparatus.
The firefighters extinguished the flames using a high pressure jet.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews from Altens and North Anderson Drive fire stations were scrambled to Kincorth’s Deevale Road in response to a 999 call at 09:35 this morning (Saturday, 10 September).
First responders reached the scene around six minutes later.
The caller reported being trapped by smoke on the first floor of the two-storey house and officers at Operations Control provided survival advice over the phone while directing frontline crews.
All four casualties were passed to the care of paramedics and taken to hospital by ambulance.
SFRS crews continued working to clear smoke from the property using a positive pressure ventilation fan and they checked a neighbouring home for any smoke travel.
Four fire engines and a support vehicle were sent to the scene and specialist officers from a Fire Investigation Unit will work to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
No further information is available.