A recent fire at one of the United Kingdom’s largest warehouses saw all staff evacuated from the site.
Operated by Amazon, the premises in Duloch, Fife act as an important fulfilment hub for the company. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the incident at about 10pm at night, with crews coming from several different stations to take on the blaze. A spokesperson for the service commented:
“The building has been evacuated. Crews are there from Dunfermline, Lochgelly, and the height appliance is from Kirkcaldy.”
Billowing smoke could be seen rising up from the facility situated on Sandpiper Drive, while staff members who had been safely evacuated were wrapped in protective foil blankets to safeguard them against the cold.
Owners and operators of industrial premises such as factories and warehouses are legally obliged to ensure a comprehensive fire risk assessment is conducted onsite. As part of such an assessment, it may be necessary for enterprises to fit not only equipment for tackling small fires like extinguishers and sand buckets, but also warning systems featuring alarms and detectors. Businesses arranging a fire or smoke alarm installation in Chester, Fife and other areas around the UK can count on qualified electricians to fit devices correctly and to code.
After locating the source of the blaze on the second floor of the building, the multiple crews of firefighters combined forces to quell the blaze. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has reported that no individuals suffered injuries during the course of the incident.