Kincardine nursing home fire extinguished

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene following a fire at a Kincardine nursing home.

A total of nine fire engines and two height appliances were mobilised to Forth Bay Nursing Home when the alarm was raised at 3.19pm on Monday, August 21.

A command support unit and fire investigation unit were also drafted to the scene.
The residents had already been evacuated prior to the arrival of SFRS crews.

Firefighters doused the flames using powerful water jets and the fire was extinguished by 6pm.
They later tackled small pockets of fire and cut away sections of the interior roof space to ensure there was no further fire spread.

The roof at the east side of the premises was destroyed.

There were no reported casualties in the initial stages of the incident which involved up to 60 firefighters.

However, five people were later transported to hospital with minor injuries.

An appliance remains at the scene on Tuesday, August 22 as a measure of reassurance.

Speaking moments after the main seat of the fire had been extinguished, Area Manager Roddie Keith - the SFRS Incident Commander - said: "I would like to pay tribute to our crews.
"They did a tremendous job in dealing with an extensive fire, ultimately bringing this incident to a swift conclusion.

"I would also like to thank our emergency service partners at Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service as well as the nursing home staff and the local authority.

"I must also acknowledge the people of this community who assisted the nursing home residents by helping to take them to a place of safety. Their care and compassion is to be thoroughly commended."

 

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