15 People Evacuated After Flat Fire In Glasgow

8 July 2017, 12:15

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Fifteen people were evacuated from a Glasgow block of flats following a fire in the close area.

Four adults and three children were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital as a precaution.

Fire crews were called to the three-storey property in Elder Street in the Govan area shortly after midnight on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: ''Firefighters led 15 people to safety following a small fire in the close of a residential building.

''All flats within the three-storey property in Elder Street have been affected by smoke.

''Firefighters extinguished the fire and then swept the premises after the alarm was raised just after midnight.''

The six-strong crew located all the residents who were transferred to the care of ambulance staff.

He added: ''The fire service ensured the area was made safe before leaving the scene.''

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