Two hospitalised after fire in Glasgow flat

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Operations Control helped residents stay safe while firefighters brought the incident under control.

SFRS name line on appliance

Two people were taken to hospital following a fire at a flat in north-east Glasgow on Sunday evening (25 October).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were sent to Cardow Road in response to a 999 call made shortly after 8pm, with two appliances mobilised from Maryhill along with a third from Springburn.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and equipped with a high pressure jet and dry powder extinguisher tackled a fire in a ground floor flat, while occupants of properties above received advice and reassurance from Operations Control.

Firefighters ensured everyone was accounted, cleared smoke from the property and provided oxygen therapy to a woman who appeared to be suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke.

SFRS crews assisted ambulance personnel as they attended to those involved and after being assessed by paramedics a man and woman were taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary for precautionary check-ups.

Firefighters conducted a free home fire safety visit to help residents stay safe before leaving the scene shortly before 10pm.

The visits are available throughout Scotland and can be arranged by calling the freephone number 0800 073 1999, by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or by filling in an online form at www.firescotland.gov.uk.

Arranged for a time to suit the householder and taking only around 20 minutes to complete, the visits allow local crews to highlight risks many people are unaware exist within their homes.

The firefighters help residents take simple steps to stay safe and even provide and install free smoke alarms where these are found to be needed.

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