Seven people treated for smoke inhalation following Glasgow tenement fire

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Crew arrived to find four storey tenement well alight

Nighttime

Shortly before 1am today, SFRS Operations Control in Johnstone received multiple calls to report a house fire in Stevenson Street in the east end of Glasgow.

Crews from nearby Calton, Springburn and Polmadie Community Fire Stations were first in attendance and four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were committed to the building to tackle a well-developed fire using a mains jet. A further eight firefighters carried out a search and rescue mission as reports indicated that occupants were still inside the affected tenement property. In total, seven residents were treated by ambulance crews at the scene, for varying degrees of smoke inhalation, and three of the casualties were transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for further treatment.

A joint investigation is now under way by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland.

A spokesperson for the SFRS said “Wherever you are, it’s important that you and your family know how to escape if there’s a fire. It doesn’t take long to make an escape plan and it could save lives, especially if you check and practice your plan regularly. More information can be found in the ‘Your Safety’ section of our website.

In addition, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service provides free home fire safety visits and can fit smoke detectors where required. If you or someone you know would benefit from this  service, please call our freephone number: 0800 0731 999, text “check” to 61611, or visit  our website at www.firescotland.gov.uk

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