‘Street filled with emergency vehicles’ in frantic bid to save local family of four from house fire

The scene of the blaze
The scene of the blaze

A Tayside family had a lucky escape as fire swept through their home in the early hours.

Firefighters pulled a couple and their two children to safety after the blaze broke out at 2.30am.

The children’s father, who did not want to be named, said the main thing was that his family were safe.

He was speaking at the family home on Moyness Park Drive, Blairgowrie, having returned to survey the damage.

He said: “It is a pretty devastating scene. I’m trying to recover some stuff for the kids.

“The main thing is that everyone appears to be alright.”

He confirmed that the family were checked over by waiting paramedics at the time but did not require to go to hospital.

He said that two members of his family were to be examined by a doctor yesterday.

One neighbour said: “The street seemed to be filled with emergency vehicles.

“There were loads of blue lights and when I looked out the fire brigade were fighting a fire at a house not far from mine.

“It looked serious so I hope no one has been badly hurt.

“I feel so sorry for the family who live there.”

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said that two fire appliances from Blairgowrie had attended at Moyness Park Drive after the alarm was raised at 2.28am.

She said the fire broke out in a first-floor bedroom.

Fire crews used breathing apparatus, a heat image camera and small cutting equipment to help bring the family to safety.

The spokeswoman added: “They were a husband and wife, plus their two children.

“They were treated for smoke inhalation and left in the hands of the ambulance crew who attended.”

Firefighters spent more than two hours putting out the fire and dampening down the scene.