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Firefighters treat three men hurt in Aberdeen house fire

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Crews used a high pressure jet to quickly extinguish the flames

SFRS name line on appliance

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a kitchen and provided emergency treatment to three men hurt during the incident in Aberdeen.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews treated two of the casualties for burns to the hands and feet and provided oxygen therapy to the third man, who was suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke.

The incident happened at Fonthill Road in the Ferryhill area of the city shortly before 3pm on Monday (29 February) and SFRS crews arrived minutes after the 999 call.

Six firefighters entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and a high pressure jet was used to quickly extinguish the flames.

The SFRS crews requested the ambulance service attend the scene and all three casualties were taken to hospital after being passed to the care of paramedics.

Most house fires start in the kitchen and firefighters actively work to raise awareness of the risks and lower the chance of an emergency happening.

Free home fire safety visits are available by calling the freephone number 0800 073 1999, by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or via the SFRS website www.firescotland.gov.uk.

Conducted by local crews and taking around 20 minutes to complete, the visits give firefighters the chance to highlight and address common risks many people do not realise exist within the home.

A moment’s distraction while cooking is all it can take for a devastating fire to happen but simple steps – such as making sure everyday items like kitchen roll and towels are kept away from cookers – make serious incidents much less likely.

Where fires do happen early warning is key to people escaping unhurt and SFRS is clear no household can afford to go without the protection of working smoke alarms.

The advice for anyone inside a property when a fire starts is to immediately get out, call 999 and stay out until firefighters arrive.

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