Fire at Kirriemuir flat

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Two people have been taken to hospital following a fire in Kirriemuir in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Scottish Fire and Rescue’s operations control received a call at 1.44am about a fire at a ground floor flat property in Prosen Road. Two appliances from Kirriemuir headed quickly to the scene.

A SFRS spokesman said: “Firefighters located the fire and it was extinguished by crews in breathing apparatus using high pressure jets.

“Two adults (one male and one female) were able to get themselves out of the flat and were taken to hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service for treatment for moderate smoke inhalation.

“One elderly resident in a flat above was evacuated as a precautionary measure and was cared for by Police Scotland. The last appliance left the scene at 4.20am this morning.

“A joint investigation between the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland will take place today to establish the cause of the blaze.”