Crews called to tackle loft fire at house

Evening Express (City Final) - - News -

FOUR fire ap­pli­ances were called to a loft fire in a north-east town. Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice were alerted to the in­ci­dent in New Deer at 9.17am yes­ter­day. Two fire en­gines were ini­tially sent, with a fur­ther two re­quested. A spokes­woman said: “The fire was in the loft space of a two-storey build­ing. We sent out two ap­pli­ances and then re­quested for a fur­ther two to as­sist. The ap­pli­ances were from Maud, Tur­riff, Old­mel­drum and El­lon sta­tions. “All peo­ple have been ac­counted for. It was a large fire but we man­aged to con­tain it to one wing of the house.” There were no re­ports of in­juries and no one was res­cued. Crews used four breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus, one hose reel jet, one main jet, a ther­mal imag­ing cam­era and a pos­i­tive pres­sure ven­ti­la­tion fan. The stop mes­sage was sent at 11.12am how­ever fire­fight­ers re­mained on the scene through­out the day.

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