Fire fatality, West Lothian

An elderly man has died after a fire in Livingston, West Lothian today (20 March). The alarm was raised just after 4pm to a property in Hawk Brae. Appliances from Livingston and Bathgate responded and were able to retrieve a male casualty from a ground floor flat. He was taken to St John’s hospital but … Continue reading

Man injured in Hawick house fire

A 20-year-old man suffered smoke inhalation and burns to his hands after a flat went on fire in Hawick in the Scottish Borders in the early hours of the morning (18 March). Crews from Hawick and Selkirk were mobilised to the flat in Wellfield Road, Hawick shortly before 2am.  Fire Control gave fire survival guidance … Continue reading

Woman dies after flat fire in Edinburgh

A 50-year-old woman has died after a fire in a flat in Edinburgh on Sunday morning (17 March). Firefighters were called to report of a fire in a top floor property on Albion Road just after 7.30am. Two firefighters in breathing apparatus and using a high-pressure hose reel entered the flat to tackle the blaze. … Continue reading

Fatal fire, Edinburgh

A 37-year-old man has died after being rescued by firefighters from a fire in a block of flats at Restalrig Road in Edinburgh in the early hours of the morning (4 March). Another man, aged 64, was rescued from the property and taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. The alarm was raised minutes before … Continue reading

Disused church fire, Edinburgh

More than forty firefighters have been tackling a fire that broke out in a disused church in Edinburgh this evening (11 February). Fire Control received multiple calls from the public at 16.49 on Monday afternoon reporting plumes of thick black smoke emanating from the vicinity of Lower London Road. Five fire appliances and supporting specialist … Continue reading

Three taken to hospital after flat fire, Edinburgh

Three people had to be taken to hospital after a flat fire in Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, just before 9.30pm on Friday night (8 February). Four fire appliances were sent to the scene after the alarm was raised reporting a fire and people still within the two storey residential building. Four firefighters in breathing apparatus used … Continue reading