House fire claims life in Arbroath

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At approximately 20:15hrs on Saturday 27th of July local crews of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a fire in a house at Warddykes Avenue, Arbroath. Fire appliances from Arbroath, Montrose and Carnoustie fire stations attended the incident. 

Upon arrival the Incident Commander deployed Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to enter and search the property; they quickly located the casualty, who unfortunately had succumbed to the effects of the fire. 

The fire was contained within one room of the house and was extinguished by two Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet.

Station Manager Bruce Farquharson said “Our sympathies go to the family and friends of the deceased and the wider community of Arbroath. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service want to make all our communities safe from fire through an effective combination of prevention and emergency response activities.  Many of the fire deaths which occur in Scotland are preventable.  An awareness of the causes and dangers of fire, the advantages of having an operating smoke alarm and knowing what to do if you discover a fire can save your life.

“We want to work with our communities to reduce the tragic consequences of fire and we would urge everyone across Scotland to contact us to arrange a free Home Fire Safety Visit and discuss any concerns you may have with your local professional Firefighters.”

To arrange a Free Home Fire Safety Visit please contact 0800 0731999 or text “Check” to 61611 or visit