Seven resident led to safety in Glasgow tenement blaze

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Calton and Polmadie crews attend Bridgeton blaze

Appliance NightSeven residents were led to safety and treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service for 'mild' smoke inhalation following a fire in the Broad Street area of Bridgeton in Glasgow earlier this evening.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue service received numerous calls from the public shortly before 5pm and immediately dispatched local fire crews from nearby Calton and Polmadie.

Upon arrival at the scene, crews were met with a well developed fire within a first floor flat and eight firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building to lead residents to safety, conduct a thorough search of the entire property together with extinguishing the fire. 

Firefighters used main water jets to bring the fire under control very quickly and then ventilated the property. None of the casualties treated at the scene required hospital treatment.

Watch Manager Robert Taylor who was in charge of the incident stated "The quick response of the first attending fire crews ensured we got all the residents who were at risk from the fire to a place of safety. The members of the public who made the early 999 emergency calls to the service played their part in ensuring we got to the scene as quickly as possible to do this and extinguish the fire causing limited fire damage." 

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is being conducted by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

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