Local family treated after fire rips through home

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Firefighters rescued a Blairgowrie family early this morning after a blaze ripped through their home.

Two fire engines raced to the scene at Moyness Park Drive at 2.28am and saved a husband and wife plus their two children in the incident.

The blaze broke out in a first floor bedroom and two units from Blairgowrie used four breathing apparatus sets, plus portable lighting, a safety rail, a heat image camera and small cutting equipment to help bring the family to safety.

Firefighters also used two hose rail jets to contain the outbreak and spent more than two hours putting out the fire and dampening down the scene.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We sent two appliances to the fire at Moyness Park Drive and they found a few casualties, four in total.

“They were a husband and wife plus their two children and they were treated for smoke inhalation and left in the hands of the ambulance crew who attended.

“The fire crews left the incident at 4.50am and the rest of the call outs were to routine incidents.”

See tonight’s Evening Telegraph for more on this incident.