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Dramatic Rescue in Stranraer ...

TWO HEROIC POLICEMEN saved the life of a 19-year-old girl at the weekend, following a dramatic rescue from a burning flat in Stranraer.

Both officers and the girl were treated for smoke inhalation and all were later released. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the blaze.

PCs Trevor Harrison and Ross Williams were on patrol in the area early on Saturday morning, when they were alerted to a fire at a ground floor flat in Queens Street.

The officers bravely fought past the flames and found a 19-year-old girl collapsed inside. She was then carried to safety. The fire was quickly extinguished by police before the Fire Service arrived.

Police Superintendent Alex Dickson said

"This young woman had a very lucky escape, thanks to the vigilance of a passing driver who noticed smoke coming from the premises and alerted patrolling officers straight away.

"All the police officers involved demonstrated great presence of mind and commendable bravery in the public interest.

"We are sure that the public in Stranraer are as proud of their local officers as we are."

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