Crews rescue woman from flat fire in Inverness
22 July 2013
Firefighters called to a flat fire in King Street, Inverness
Two appliances from Inverness station were called to a flat fire in King Street, Inverness at 1.30am this morning (Monday 22nd July).
Firefighters were on scene within four minutes of the 999 call being received and gained entry into the flat to discover a small fire in the kitchen which they quickly extinguished.
Firefighters helped the female occupier out of the flat and in to the care of paramedics and then ventilated the property with a high powered fan to remove the smoke.
Group Manager Phil Green of the Prevention & Protection department said: “Unfortunately kitchen fires can start easily if people don’t take care or are distracted for a second. By following the simple tips on our website
www.Firescotland.gov.uk, such as never leaving a pan unattended, you can greatly reduce the risk for yourself and your family.
"I would also urge people to make sure that they have a working smoke alarm installed. If there is a fire, a smoke alarm will warn you, giving you and everyone in your home time to escape to safety.”