Casualty led to safety from fire in Ayr

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SFRS teams conducted aggressive firefighting operations and searched the building for anyone inside.

River St Ayr

A woman was led to safety after a fire struck at a building comprising a pub and flats in Ayr on Sunday morning (21 December).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were mobilised to the incident in the South Ayrshire town’s River Street shortly after 12:30am.

Firefighters reached the scene less than four minutes after a 999 call and teams in breathing apparatus conducted aggressive firefighting operations while searching for anyone inside the two-storey building.

The woman led to safety received treatment for slight smoke inhalation before being taken by ambulance to Ayr Hospital.

Due to the severity of the fire and unstable conditions the teams operating in breathing apparatus were withdrawn, as efforts to bring the flames under control continued from outside the building.

Firefighters positioned at both ground level and on a raised platform used multiple high pressure jets to extinguish the flames.

Specialist officers from the SFRS Fire Investigation Unit attended and conducted a physical inspection of the scene. They were operating alongside colleagues from Police Scotland and commenced a joint investigation into the incident.

All SFRS resources had left the scene by 3:45pm and the incident was handed to the control of police.