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From a Report issued by the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service the new figures have revealed the extent of seasonal dwelling fires responded to by firefighters in Scotland, with 527 incidents recorded between December 11, 2017, and January 15, 2018.
The Assistant Chief Officer David McGown is the SFRS director of prevention and protection.
He spoke out as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launches its winter awareness campaign to urge families to stay safe over this festive period.
ACO McGown said: “Ultimately, we want people to remember the festive period for all the right reasons.
“This winter SFRS will work closely with local communities and partner agencies to keep Scotland safe from fire and other emergencies - but as always, we need the public’s help to reduce the amount of preventable fires we might see in the coming months.
If you or someone you know is vulnerable or may be at risk from fire, get in touch to arrange a free home fire safety visit with local firefighters by calling 0800 0731 999.
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