Man suffers smoke inhalation after kitchen fire in Livingston
12 September 2014
The kitchen can be the most dangerous place in the home.
Firefighters were called to a fire in a kitchen at Huron Avenue in Livingston on Wednesday evening (10 September) just after 6pm.
Crews from Livingston and Bathgate were mobilised by Operations Control Edinburgh and on arrival discovered a fierce fire in the kitchen. Donning breathing apparatus and using a line of hose, firefighters quickly extinguished the fire to prevent further fire spread to neighbouring properties. The house was badly damaged throughout and the kitchen was completely destroyed.
One male casualty suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene by ambulance personnel and taken to hospital for further treatment.
Station Manager Fraser Simpson said: “Many kitchen fires happen when people are not paying attention or they leave things unattended but there are several things you can do to prevent fires in the kitchen.
“Don’t leave pans unattended. Take them off the heat if you have to leave the room. Fire starts when your attention stops. When you have finished cooking, make sure the cooker or oven is turned off.
“The kitchen can be the most dangerous place in the home. Fire can cause damage not just to your property, but more seriously can put family and loved ones at risk.
“SFRS crews routinely conduct free home fire safety visits to help householders identify risks and take the simple steps needed to reduce the chance of fires.
“If you or someone you know could benefit from our free home fire safety visit then get in touch.”
Anyone can join Scotland’s fight against fire and register for a free home fire safety visit by calling 0800 0731 999, texting ‘check’ to 61611, filling out a form at
or by contacting their local fire station. www.firescotland.gov.uk