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Woman rescued from fire

18-10-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. KILSYTH. Kilsyth Library. Medal ceremony for Creepy House reading challenge. Fire safety demonstration from David Jackson crew commander and community safety officer North Lanarkshire. Plus visit from a fire engine. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

18-10-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. KILSYTH. Kilsyth Library. Medal ceremony for Creepy House reading challenge. Fire safety demonstration from David Jackson crew commander and community safety officer North Lanarkshire. Plus visit from a fire engine. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Two police officers who saved an elderly woman from a house fire have been praised for their heroic actions.

The two officers attended a flat on the High Street, Dunbar, at around 10pm on Friday night, after a dish left on the cooker started a fire in the property.

The officers then gained entry to the flat, helped out the elderly female occupant and prevented the fire from spreading.

The Fire Service arrived a few minutes later and ensured the safety of the property.

The two officers will now be given a meritorious recommendation following their actions.

Inspector Ian Mackay from Police Scotland said: “This fire could well have been fatal had it not been for these two officers who took quick action and forced entry into the property. Thanks to their quick response, the elderly lady is now recovering, the fire was prevented from spreading and we will be nominating them for a meritorious award.”

 

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