Man receives oxygen after small flat fire
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.