Firefighters extinguish attic fire in Lanark

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A team of four firefighters in breathing apparatus prevented the flames from spreading.

SFRS name line on applianceFirefighters in breathing apparatus successfully extinguished a fire in an attic before it could spread throughout a home in Lanark on Sunday morning (20 December).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were sent to the incident at Park Place after a 999 call made around 9:35am reported a fire within the roof of the two-storey building.

Operations Control immediately mobilised two appliances from Lanark Community Fire Station and firefighters reached the scene less than three minutes later.

Watch Manager Craig Dunsmore, the incident commander, said: “This was a well-developed fire within the roof-space and we committed four firefighters in breathing apparatus who successfully brought it under control.”

He continued: “Our crews stripped away exterior roof tiles and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any hidden hot spots, which confirmed the fire was fully extinguished.”

A third appliance was sent from Lesmahagow to increase the number of personnel available at the incident and firefighters conducted salvage operations before returning the property to the occupier and leaving the scene around 1:30pm.

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