Living room fire in Anstruther
29 December 2014
Crews from Anstruther, Methil and Lochgelly attended.
Firefighters were called to a fire in flat in St Andrews Road, Anstruther yesterday evening (28 December).
Operations Control Thornton received a call at 6.09pm and mobilised appliances from Anstruther, Methil and Lochgelly to the incident.
Donning breathing apparatus firefighters extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and ventilated the living room. The fire was caused by stacked logs in close proximity to a wood burning stove.
Station Manager Iain Brocklebank said: "This incident is a reminder to not stack logs or place any other combustible materials immediately adjacent to a stove, boiler or heater and keep the door closed. Never dry clothes or place materials near and secure them in a position to avoid being knocked over.
“More importantly get a smoke alarm as they give you that vital early warning should a fire start. We provide free home fire safety visits and fit smoke alarms where required.”
We need you to join Scotland’s fight against fire. If you or someone you know may be at risk from fire please get in touch and arrange a FREE home fire safety visit with local firefighters by calling 0800 0731 999 or visit www.firescotland.gov.uk .
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