House fire in Tranent

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At its height over 25 firefighters attended the incident.

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to a house fire in Tranent last night (16 June).

Edinburgh Operations Control received a 999 call at 4.47pm from the occupier of a semi-detached house at Windygoul Crescent, Tranent, informing them of a building alight.

As a result of the call, three fire appliances from Tranent, Musselburgh and Newcraighall fire stations were mobilised to the incident.

The first appliances arrived within minutes and got to work tackling an established fire within the ground floor. It was confirmed that all persons were accounted for. The fire rapidly spread to the second floor and roof space.
The initial incident commander requested further assistance, with three fire appliances then being mobilised from East Linton, Dalkeith and Liberton fire stations.

At the height of the incident over 25 firefighters using four lines of hose, two high pressure hose reels, six breathing apparatus wearers and thermal imaging cameras were utilised to prevent the fire from spreading further.

SFRS crews remained at the scene to check for any hidden fire spread until 11pm.

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, by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or by filling in an online form at www.firescotland.gov.uk.

A wide range of tips on how to keep yourself and your home safe from fire are available on the SFRS website: www.firescotland.gov.uk

 

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