SFRS attended small fire at sheltered housing complex in Aberdeen

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Appliances from North Anderson Drive and Central attended the incident in the city's Ferryhill area this morning

Aberdeen City Appliance

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to attend reports of a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Aberdeen this morning (28 September 2015).

The call was received by control at 9.00am reporting a fire within a kitchen at a flat in Bridge of Dee Court.

Two appliances from North Anderson Drive and one from Central Fire Station were dispatched to the scene.

The small fire was out on arrival and three residents had been removed from the premises, suffering from slight smoke inhalation. They were treated by paramedics at the scene. One of the three residents was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

Firefighters used a PPV (positive pressure ventilation) fan to ventilate the property.

Station Manager Charlie Watt was at the scene and said: "The wardens and staff were at the scene very quickly as were we and three people were removed suffering from slight smoke inhalation and placed in the care of paramedics.

"We are planning to deliver a fire safety talk to all residents very soon and encourage as many residents as possible to sign up for a free Home Fire Safety Visit."