Barry Martin Obituary, Death – A firefighter has tragically lost his life after being hurt battling a blaze at the former Jenners building in Edinburgh. When firefighters responded to the blaze in the property on Rose Street in the nation’s capital on Monday, they found 38-year-old Barry Martin inside. On Friday, he was brought by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he later passed away. The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh treated and released four additional firefighters who had been injured in the blaze.
After receiving medical treatment for smoke inhalation, a police officer was able to return to duty. Interim Chief Officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Ross Haggart said, “With profound sadness, I report, on behalf of his family, that Barry Martin has died away this afternoon.” Martin suffered severe injuries in a massive fire at the former Jenners building in Edinburgh. Since the incident on Monday, Barry’s condition at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary has been quite serious.
I think I can speak for everyone in the Service when I say that we are all very saddened by Barry’s passing and that our prayers and thoughts are with his loved ones at this most difficult time. The outpouring of condolences and well wishes for Barry’s family and the Service has been heartwarming, and we are grateful to everybody who have taken the time to write to us. The family of Barry would also like to express their gratitude to everyone involved in his medical care.
In the meanwhile, I ask that we give Barry’s loved ones and friends some space to mourn in peace. Edinburgh Division Superintendent David Robertson of Police Scotland expressed his condolences to Barry’s loved ones and coworkers, saying, “Our thoughts are with you at this very terrible moment.” Our efforts to learn more about the situation continue.