Rosehearty hero saves neighbour from blaze

A HOUSE ON FIRE AT DUNDARG ROAD, ROSEHEARTY.(DUNCAN BROWN)
A HOUSE ON FIRE AT DUNDARG ROAD, ROSEHEARTY.(DUNCAN BROWN)

A Rosehearty hero came to the rescue again when he helped pull one of his neighbours from a burning building last week.

Charlie McDonald,who received the Pride of Aberdeen Award last year for his heroics in saving two men’s lives, helped a neighbour out of his burning home on Thursday afternoon.

Lyndsay and Charlie McDonald [BROWN]

Lyndsay and Charlie McDonald [BROWN]

Lyndsay McDonald, Charlie’s wife, said the couple raised the alarm around 3:05 pm when they seen smoke coming from the house across the road before Charlie went over to help.

She said: “Charlie went in and got him out of house and then went next door and got the other neighbour who had been on night-shift out of a sound sleep and out of the joined-on property.

“Luckily everyone got out safely and the fire brigade were able to do there job and get the fire under control.”

Mr McDonald received the Pride of Aberdeen Award in November 2015 after saving the lives of two different men on two different occasions while at sea.

The first time was in 2001 when Charlie selflessly dived into the North Sea to save fellow ship mate Martin Bruce.

Charlie second act of heroism came on the 13th June 2015 when his quick thinking saved the life of Paul Buchan after a tragic accident had severed Mr Buchan’s leg.

Mr McDonald’s third act of heroism came on his own street, Dundarg Road.

Three fire trucks had to fight the blaze that overcame his neighbours house after Charlie had pulled him to safety.

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue said at the time: “The fire crew were confronted by a blaze on the ground and the first floor was heavily smoke logged.

“A four strong team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the premises and knocked down the fire.”

A man was taken to a nearby hospital following the fire as crews from Fraserburgh and Maud tackled the blaze until 7.35 pm that night.