Whitburn business destroyed by fire

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An incident in Whitburn, Scotland, has illustrated how businesses could be wise to invest in office safes.
An Indian restaurant caught fire in the early hours of this morning (October 7th), with the smoke and flames damaging much of the building.
The Madrass Cottage restaurant in the town's East Main Street was destroyed by the blaze, which spread to a flat above and was only brought to the attention of fire fighters by a passer by, who reported seeing flames at approximately 04:00 BST.
While the cause of the fire is unknown, anything of value inside the business is likely to have been lost in the flames or to smoke damage.
As such, the owner could be wishing they had invested in fire resistant safes  to protect important documents or anything else of monetary or sentimental worth.
Officers are conducting inquiries into the incident, which is being treated as suspicious.
A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "We want to speak to anyone who was in the area of East Main Street in Whitburn in the early hours of this morning, who noticed any suspicious activity there.
"Anyone else who has any other information that can assist our inquiries should also get in touch."
The Edinburgh Evening News also reported that there was a fire in a flat in Piershill Square East last night, with a 37-year-old man suffering face and hand injuries that required treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
A second man in his 30s was also given treatment at the scene after suffering from smoke inhalation.
It is thought the 34-year-old liven in the flat above, which was damaged by smoke.
These incidents and those reported heavily in the media during the London riots show just how vulnerable businesses can be to fire - whether started accidentally or otherwise.
As such, fire proof safes  make sense for anyone keeping valuables on the premises overnight.

Posted: 10 October 2011

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