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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is inviting members of the Barra community to meet with firefighters and find out how to stay safe within the home.

It follows the tragic death of Joe Macneil who died in a fire at his home in St Barrs Crescent last month.

The fire prevention advice event is being held in Castlebay Hall until 4pm today.

Firefighters are also particularly keen to support the most vulnerable to stay safe at home.

Fraser Burr, local senior officer at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We want to support our communities to reduce risk from fires arising in the first place as we are all too aware of the devastating consequences.

“The Barra community has very recently suffered a tragic loss and my thoughts and those of the service are very firmly with their families, their friends and the wider community.”

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