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Kingsway crews attended large fire in Dundee last night

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A joint investigation into the cause is being carried out by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland

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Appliances from Kingsway East in Dundee responded to a large fire at a house under construction in Lewis Terrace, Mill O’ Mains last night (22 August 2016).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) received the call at 8.20pm and on arrival crews were faced with a timber framed house under construction which was engulfed in flames.

The heat from the fire was so intense that it began to affect the guttering, fascias and windows of two neighbouring properties. The occupants of those properties self-evacuated and were given safety advice from crews.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze using four jets and remained at the scene throughout the evening to dampen the area down. Crews also spoke to nearby residents to reassure them the incident had been successfully dealt with.

A joint investigation by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Investigation Unit and Police Scotland is taking place today.

Station Manager Craig Thomson said: “We have received reports of children playing the construction site. These places are inherently dangerous and no one should enter them under any circumstances.

“We would also urge parents to make sure their children are safe by warning them of the dangers in and around construction sites and that they know where their children are.”

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