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Ace Insurance Contractors Group Ltd : Involved In Fire Damage Repairs At Another Edinburgh Blaze
Fire And Flood Restoration Specialists, Ace Insurance Contractors Group Ltd Were called upon to carry out Fire Damage Property Repairs After SEVEN people had to be rescued from their homes after a blaze in a tenement basement in the city last night.
Around 35 firefighters were called to South Clerk Street in Newington after a fire took hold of two basement storage rooms in a five-storey block around 7.50pm.
Police cordoned off several hundred yards of the main road while firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rushed into the building.
They led seven occupants to safety as dozens of residents and passers-by looked on, some holding scarfs to their faces as smoke poured across the street.
Firefighters also removed canisters, thought to contain gas, from the basement.
Before the crews arrived smoke had spread from the basement into the upper floors forcing three residents to run through the smoke-filled communal stair to escape the fire.
One of them, psychologist Sarah Drysdale, 22, said: "I heard a scream from the hall from one of my flatmates and found there was smoke coming through the door.
"I knocked on my flatmate's door to check she was out then the remaining three of us ran down the stairs through the block to get out. It was thick with smoke and you could hardly see anything. At the bottom you could see the flames from below. We all got out OK."
Eyewitness student Catherine Adley, 21, added: "There were firemen on the ladders banging on the windows of the upper floors and shouting inside to see if anyone was left. Everyone must have got out in time because they didn't have to bring anyone down."
Marc Fargett, 22, was in the Ale House next door to the tenement when the fire broke out.
He said: "I was in the bar using the internet and it suddenly went off. Then I smelled smoke. It was billowing into the street and was coming out of the 2nd floor window."
Mike Partington, Tollcross station commander, said the blaze started in the basement and spread into two storage rooms. It took around an hour and three attempts to bring the fire under control.
He said: "We rescued seven people and three got out before we arrived. No one was injured.
"The origin of the fire was in the basement of the common property where rubbish and wood which had been stored.
"There is smoke damage throughout the building and the basement is completely burnt out."
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Ace Insurance contractors Group Ltd, Are committed to dealing with insurance related building reinstatement claims. We specialise in Fire and Flood damage Restoration having our Head office in Edinburgh. Our fleet of livered vehicles responds to calls across Central Scotland.
Ace Insurance Contractors Group Ltd, 25 years Experience within the Fire & Flood Restoration Market, are finding more and more Insurers and Loss Adjusters are using our services to facilitate Their High Net Worth Clients, Knowing we have the Experience, Exceptional Customer Care and 100% Customer Satisfaction to deal with all value of claims.
Ace has all its own in-house employees including fully qualified quantity Building Surveyor's with over 25 years experience, seven years of which were as staff surveyor with one of the leading loss adjusting companies. Other dedicated employees comprise a contracts manager with over 30 years experience and our Customer Care Manager. We are a one stop shop for all Insurance claims.
Page Updated Last on: Dec 25, 2012