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Man seriously injured following Dundee flat fire at weekend

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A joint investigation with Police Scotland is now underway to establish the cause

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A man was seriously injured and a number of people had to be rescued from a four-storey block of flats in Dundee at the weekend.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service responded to multiple 999 calls about a severe fire at Kinghorne Court in the city’s Hilltown area at 8.45am on Sunday (21 February).

Firefighters from Blackness, Kingsway East and Balmossie raced to the scene to discover a well-developed fire in a first floor flat and a number of residents trapped on upper floors of the block of flats.

A team of four firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, entered the flat and quickly dealt with the fire and removed the male resident.

At the same time firefighters, using ladders, rescued occupants from the affected upper levels and reassured others.

Operations Control in Dundee also provided fire survival guidance to those residents who were trapped in their flats due to smoke in the stairwell.

The male occupant of the first flat was treated by paramedics on scene and then taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.

Five other adults, one child and one infant also received precautionary check-ups from paramedics on scene.

Officers from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland are carrying out a joint investigation into circumstances surrounding the fire.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will now carry out a PDIR (Post Domestic Incident Response) whereby firefighters will visit local residents in the area and provide them with fire safety advice as well as offer a free Home Fire Safety Visit.

 

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