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Water-mist save at Scottish YOI : 14th August 2017


At just after 9 am on Monday 14th august, Scottish F&RS received a call to a young offenders institution in Stirling after a report of bedding being on fire in one of the blocks.

The fire was on the ground floor of the 2 storey building of approx. 105 x 36m, which brick and block construction with concrete flooring. There were 31 persons in the premises at the time of the fire

The premises is fitted with a high pressure water-mist system fed via pump and tank and one head operated in the affected area. This suppressed the fire with final extinguishment being carried out by Fire Service personnel wearing breathing apparatus using 1 hose reel. The fire was extinguished in an estimated 30 minutes to complete from time of call (TOC)

The area affected by the fire is said to be 10m² and no casualties were reported.


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