Kitchen fire in Perth

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Crews from Perth fire station attended.

Day 7

Firefighters were called to a fire in a kitchen at a flat in Perth on Friday afternoon (28 November).

Crews from Perth community fire station were mobilised by Operations Control Dundee just after 3pm to Logie Crescent and on arrival discovered a small fire in the kitchen.

Firefighters, donning breathing apparatus, quickly extinguished the fire with one hose reel and ventilated the property with a positive pressure ventilation fan.

One male casualty was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service but he did not require hospital treatment. Sadly two dogs passed away at the scene.

Station Manager Ewan Baird 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. Make sure the cooker or oven is turned off and there are no combustible materials on the hob at any time.

“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 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 www.firescotland.gov.uk or by contacting their local fire station.

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