Kirkcudbright flat fire

Nine people have been rescued by firefighters who are dealing with a fire in a block of flats in Kirkcudbright.

Live updates

Kirkcudbright flat fire 'arduous and difficult'

Weather conditions made tackling Kirkcudbright flat fire 'arduous and difficult'.

"The upper floor of one of the flats was gutted and extensive damage has been caused to the roofs. The two flats at the side of the property were protected.

"Due to the weather conditions last night the fire was very arduous and difficult to tackle."

– Neville Wright, Area Commander, Scottish Fire and Rescue

Advertisement

Two flats destroyed in Kirkcudbright fire

Nine people were rescued from a flat fire near Kirkcudbright Credit: Drew Geddes

Nine people were evacuated from a flat fire after a resident returned home to find his flat filled with smoke.

Two of the four flats in the block have extensive fire and water damage.

No one was injured and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

Nine rescued in Kirkcudbright flat fire

Nine people have been rescued by firefighters who are dealing with a fire in a block of flats in Kirkcudbright.

Crews from Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet were called at 1am but due to the size of the fire additional appliances were called from Castle Douglas and Dumfries.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews are currently working alongside colleagues from Police Scotland to resolve the situation.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets have entered the smoke filled flats, with a number of firefighting water jets, to deal with the fire situation.

"Nine residents have been guided to a place safety out with the building."

– Spokesperson, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Back to top