Busy weekend for crews in Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross

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Firefighters were called out to incidents in Crieff, Perth, Dundee, Pitlochry and Monifeith

SFRS logo on appliance

It was a busy weekend for fire crews across the Tayside area with a number of incidents dealt with by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

At 5.50pm on Saturday (18 October 2014) two appliances were sent to a fire at the Atholl Centre in Pitlochry following reports of a fire in a gas drier.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera to check for any evidence of fire spread. The last appliance left the scene at 7.07pm.

Two appliances from Perth were called to respond to reports of a fire at Waterstone's book store in the St John's Centre in Perth at 5.05am on Sunday (19 October 2014).

This was a small fire in a light fitting and was extinguished by isolating the power. Crews were at the scene of this incident within three minutes.

At 5.40am the same morning (19 October) firefighters were called to attend a house fire in Crieff High Street.

Two appliances from Crieff attended and firefighters in breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire within a top floor flat. Three people self evacuated the premises prior to the arrival of the fire service. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for further fire spread and the flat was ventilated by firefighters.

Paramedics also attended this incident and treated the three occupants for smoke inhalation.

At 11.17am on Sunday (19 October 2014) two appliances from Balmossie and one from Dundee's Kingsway Station were called to respond to reports of a fire at South Grange Nursing Home in Monifieth.

The fire was located within a dishwasher was dealt with by isolating the power. No one was injured.

Then at 2.41pm on Sunday two appliances from Perth were sent to deal with a house fire in Riggs Road, Perth. Firefighters in breathing apparatus extinguished a quantity of rubbish which was burning on top of a cooker using a co2 extinguisher. Crews were at the scene within a minute and a half.

Finally in the early hours of this morning (20 October 2014) control received a call about a fire affecting a shed in Bridgend Street, Dundee, in an area known locally as Happyhillock.

A quantity of rubbish was on fire and was causing damage to a nearby shed. One appliance from the Kingsway Station attended and firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.