Child rescued after Royston wheelie bin blaze

Posted on 25/11/2013 by


A three year old girl escaped serious injury when she was rescued after a wheelie bin was pushed against the door of a house in Royston and set on fire yesterday morning.

The three-year-old girl was lowered from a window into the arms of bin men who were working in Royston Mains Crescent. Firefighters then arrived shortly after the alarm was raised at 7.30am, leading a 35-year-old woman to safety.

Neither the woman nor the child required hospital treatment, but the Fire Investigation Unit is now investigating the incident.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “A bin had been placed against the front door of the property and set on fire. We used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

“A three-year-old female was lowered from the window into the care of bin men who were nearby prior to the arrival of the fire service and a 35-year-old female was led to safety by firefighters. They were treated at the scene by the ambulance crew but they didn’t go to hospital.”