Man re­ceives oxy­gen after small flat fire

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Fire­fight­ers pro­vided oxy­gen ther­apy to a man fol­low­ing a small fire at a multi-storey flat in Cam­bus­lang.

Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice crews ar­rived at Kyle Court around 11.55pm last Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 18, after re­spond­ing to a 999 call made less than five min­utes ear­lier.

Two ap­pli­ances were sent from nearby Cly­desmill Com­mu­nity Fire Sta­tion along with a third from nearby Pol­madie.

A team in breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus re­moved the man from the flat and en­sured the fire was ex­tin­guished.

The ca­su­alty ap­peared to be suf­fer­ing from the ef­fects of breath­ing in smoke and he re­ceived oxy­gen ther­apy from fire­fight­ers, who also re­quested an am­bu­lance at­tend the scene.

A para­medic pro­vided him with a pre­cau­tion­ary checkup, how­ever he de­clined to at­tend hos­pi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment.

The in­ci­dent comes just a week after the na­tional Christ­mas fire safety cam­paign was launched

The prop­erty was pro­tected by a work­ing smoke alarm and fire­fight­ers are clear th­ese are vi­tal, life­sav­ing de­vices that no home can af­ford to go with­out.

In its on­go­ing Join Scot­land’s Fight Against Fire cam­paign, SFRS is call­ing on ev­ery­one to recog­nise the risks and take ac­tion to re­duce the chance fire will strike their home or those of peo­ple close to them.

Any­one who thinks they or some­one they know could ben­e­fit from a free home fire safety visit is urged to con­tact SFRS via the freephone num­ber 0800 0731 999, by tex­ting ‘check’ to 61611, or by filling out a form at www. firescot­land.gov.uk.

The short, has­sle­free vis­its are al­ways ar­ranged at a time that’s con­ve­nient for the house­holder and pro­vide wel­come re­as­sur­ance that their home is fire safe.

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