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Firefighters tackle house fire in Denny

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Over 30 firefighters were at the incident

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Firefighters tackled a house fire at Carron Valley in Denny last night (29 February), staying until the early morning to ensure the fire was extinguished.

Fire crews were called just before 9pm, following the report of a fire in the roof space of a two-storey building.

Station Manager Dave Wishart said: "Firefighters were deployed in strategic positions surrounding the building with high pressure jets and worked through the night to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

“Unfortunately the intensity of the fire meant the house was completely destroyed.”

The home owners became aware of the fire quickly and had a working smoke alarm.  This helped them to get themselves and their dog out safely.

SM Wishart highlighted the importance of having a working smoke alarm fitted.

He said: “In the event of fire, a smoke alarm will alert you and give you time to react safely and it could save your life.

"Anyone who is worried a person they know may be at increased risk should put them in touch with us so that our firefighters can get them the support they need and help them stay safe in their homes.”

A free Home Fire Safety Visit is easy to arrange. You can get in touch in the following ways: call 0800 0731 999 or text "FIRE" to 80800 from your mobile phone.

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.

A fire investigation into the cause will take place today, although it is not believed to be suspicious.

 

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