Microwave Fire in Clydebank

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Two appliances from Clydebank attend fire on Laurel Avenue


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were called to a Microwave fire in Clydebank on Friday (22 January).

Johnstone Control received a 999 call at around 5.30pm of smoke coming from a downstairs flat on Laurel Avenue, Dalmuir and mobilised two appliances from Clydebank Fire Station.

On arrival, crews found a microwave on fire and one man suffering from slight smoke inhalation. Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the building and extinguished the fire with the use of one high pressure jet hose.

The casualty was given oxygen therapy and passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service. SFRS crews remained on site until 6.30pm to ensure the fire was completely under control.

Cooking remains the biggest cause of house fires in Scotland and if you’re not paying attention, cooking the simplest meal can cause a fire. Always remain alert and never walk away when preparing food.

With most house fires starting in the kitchen people are encouraged to have a heat alarm installed in the room, where it would provide early warning of a fire without activating due to small amounts of cooking-related smoke.

If you’ve been drinking alcohol or taking drugs, don’t cook.

SFRS offers every householder in Scotland a free Home Fire Safety Visit and if your property does not have a smoke alarm the service can provide one free of charge during that visit.

To request a home fire safety visit, call the SFRS freephone number: 0800 0731 999, text “check” to 61611, or visit the website at”


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