Electrical fault causes fire in a house in Crail

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Working smoke alarm alerts neighbour

Crews from Anstruther and St Monans were called to a fire in a ground floor of a terraced house in West Green, Crail at 4.41am this morning (26th February).

The property was under renovation and was unoccupied at the time.  A neighbour was alerted to the fire by his working smoke alarm.

Firefighters donned breathing apparatus and extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and ventilated the property. The fire was caused by a fault in the main electrical box.

Station Manager Andy Bennett said: “We were alerted the fire early on thanks to a neighbour’s smoke alarm actuating.  Getting the incident quickly helped us to prevent a more serious fire causing more damage.  The crews worked hard to stop the fire spreading to the roof space.

“Crews across Fife and in every community throughout Scotland routinely visit members of the public in their own homes to offer advice and to fit smoke alarms to help them stay safe from fire.

“If you or someone you know could benefit from a visit, please  join Scotland’s fight against fire and request a visit by calling the SFRS freephone number 0800 0731 999, or by contacting their local fire station.”