Crews called to tackle loft fire at house
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.