Woman Dies In Blaze At Glasgow Care Home

26 March 2017, 12:13 | Updated: 26 March 2017, 12:16

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A woman has died following a care home fire in Glasgow.

The emergency services were called to the blaze at the Arcadia Gardens care home, Kerr Drive, Bridgeton around 4.30pm on Saturday.

Four fire engines were sent to the scene and firefighters extinguished a fire in a room at the home.

Police said a 54-year-old woman and 78-year-old man were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where the woman later died from her injuries.

The man was treated for smoke inhalation and has since been released.

There were no other injuries and police said all other staff and residents were accounted for and seven residents were temporarily accommodated at a nearby care home.

Police Scotland said a joint investigation was launched with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to establish the exact cause of the fire, which is not thought to be suspicious.

Inquiries are ongoing.

Operator HC-One told Heart "There was a fire at the home. This is a distressing time for everyone involved and we are supporting residents and staff in every way possible. Two residents were injured and taken to hospital. Sadly one resident has since passed away. Further statements will follow as soon as more information is available.

"Our priority remains co-operating with the Emergency Services and doing everything we can to support residents and staff.

"Immediately this incident occurred, HC-One mobilised significant resources - as is right and proper. A large number of managers immediately went to the home and huge efforts were made throughout the course of last night to ensure that all residents were relocated in comfortable local HC-One accommodation, minimising any worry or distress.

"We have also been keeping the families of residents up to date with the latest situation.

"There will be a full investigation in due course but it is not possible or appropriate to comment at this early stage on what has caused this fire.

"Above all, our thoughts remain with the victims of this fire and their families."