Elderly Man Dies In House Fire In Glasgow

16 September 2016, 09:16

An 84-year-old man has died following a house fire in Glasgow.

The incident happened at around 5:15pm on Thursday at a house in the Partick area of the city.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene in Crawford Lane and found the body of a man inside the property.

An 83-year-old woman who was also in the house has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and is being treated for smoke inhalation. Her current condition is unknown.

A joint investigation between police and fire services is ongoing to establish the cause of the fire.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "A man has died following a fire at a house in Partick on Thursday September 15.

"Police and emergency services were called to reports of a fire at a house in Crawford Lane in Partick at around 5:15pm.

"The fire was extinguished and the body of an 84-year-old man was found within.

"An 83-year-old woman was also in the house managed to get out.

"She has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and is being treated for smoke inhalation.''

"A joint investigation between police and fire services is ongoing.''

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "Three Scottish Fire and Rescue crews were sent to the scene and found the fire extinguished prior to arrival.

"There is currently a joint investigation between the fire service and Police Scotland to establish the cause of the fire.''

A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

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