Youths injured by bonfire in Stenhousemuir

Firefighters came under attack as they dealt with a bonfire in Stenhousemuir
Firefighters came under attack as they dealt with a bonfire in Stenhousemuir

Two youths were injured after an incident at a bonfire last night.

Firefighters were called to a park opposite Southview in Stenhousemuir around 7pm where there was an out-of-control bonfire containing gas canisters.

The crew was threatened with violence and subjected to a verbal attack, just moments before two youths were injured as the bonfire flared up in their faces.

Despite the abuse the crews had been subjected to they immediately provided first aid for the injured youths, using the burns kit carried on their appliance before paramedics arrived.

One casualty was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Watch Manager Graham Cuthil said: “It’s hard when your crew are being threatened and abused for trying to do their job and keep people safe. This bonfire was clearly unsafe which was sadly proven as the two young lads received burns to their faces before we could get to work and extinguish it.”

Across Scotland, firefighters had to deal with over 600 incidents before 11pm last night.