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Cumbernauld firefighters battle Airdrie blaze as man is left in Monklands with burns

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 11:52 GMT on Thursday, July 11th, 2013.

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CUMBERNAULD firefighters joined colleagues from Bellshill and Coatbridge, last week, when a kitchen fire was reported to 999 operators. 

The fire took place at restaurant in Airdrie last Thursday afternoon (July 4th) following a kitchen incident that left a man suffering from burns to the hands and head.

Scottish Fire and rescue Service (SFRS) personnel at Operations Control in Johnstone received a 999 call shortly before 1pm, reporting a fire at an establishment in the North Lanarkshire town's Graham Street.

Three appliances were sent from the area's community fire stations in Bellshill, Coatbridge and Cumbernauld, with first responders on scene within three minutes of being mobilised. 

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An SFRS spokesperson explained: "Upon their arrival, crews discovered a fire within the kitchen of a restaurant and the incident commander immediately committed firefighters to the single storey building.

"A breathing apparatus team entered the property and quickly extinguished the fire using a single high pressure water jet, before the crews began ventilating the property and aggressive stripping away to check for fire spread.

"Firefighters had provided assistance to a man who sustained burns to the hands and head. With the arrival of an ambulance he was passed to the care of paramedics before being taken to Monklands General Hospital - we of course wish him a full and fast recovery."

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