Firefighters rescue man from Kirkcaldy flat

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The casualty was given first aid at the scene by firefighters

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Firefighters rescued a man from a fire at a flat in Kirkcaldy’s Smeaton Gardens yesterday evening (26 May).

Appliances from Kirkcaldy fire station were quickly at the scene of the fire which was reported at 5.45pm.

The first crews in attendance were faced with a well-developed fire within a room in a ground floor flat.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus rescued a man from the flat and gave him first aid and oxygen for smoke inhalation and burns to his hands before he was taken to Victoria Hospital by ambulance.

Crews searched the other flats and led three other people to safety. The three people, two women and a child, were checked over by the ambulance crew but did not require hospital treatment.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind everyone of the importance of having smoke detection and making sure that it is positioned correctly and that the detectors are checked regularly.

A free Home Fire Safety Visit is available for anyone who has any concerns about fire safety in their home and can be arranged by calling call 0800 0731 999 or texting "FIRE" to 80800 from your mobile phone. 

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