Firefighters tackle blaze at a house in Denny

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Teams in breathing apparatus were confronted with a well-developed fire in the roof-space.

An intense fire at a house in Denny was brought under control after firefighters entered the burning building to tackle the flames.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were scrambled after a 999 caller reported smoke filling the house in the town’s Stirling Street around 10:35pm on Wednesday (27 January).

Firefighters were immediately sent into the home to search for anyone still inside. They confirmed everyone had gotten to safety and knocked-down the fire using two high pressure jets.

Group Manager David Farries, 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 added: “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.”

The fire was extinguished early on Thursday morning and an investigation will take place to establish its cause.

Free home fire safety visits are available from SFRS by calling the freephone number 0800 073 1999, by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or by filling in an online form at

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