Fire in block of flats in Glasgow's Southside

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No-one was hurt as a result of the incident in Pollokshields.

FFs At Night

Firefighters extinguished a fire within a three-storey block of flats in Glasgow’s Southside on Tuesday night (21 October).

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were mobilised to Albert Drive in Pollokshields shortly before 8pm in response to the first of several 999 calls.

Two appliances were sent from Govan Community Fire Station along with a third from Maryhill and crews were informed four adults were on the roof of the building. 

An SFRS spokesperson said: “Firefighters reached the incident within six minutes and discovered a fire within the communal close on the ground floor.

“They quickly extinguished it using a high pressure jet and after putting out the flames they remained in attendance to make sure everyone was accounted for and also ventilate the building.”

“A fire within a close is always extremely serious as the toxic smoke produced can trap people in their homes and even enter properties some distance from the flames.

“Our message to everyone is to help reduce the risk by making sure communal areas, landings and stairwells are always kept clear of items that could be involved in a fire or that could impede people’s escape.

“When fire does strike early warning is vital to preventing injuries and deaths and minimizing the damage to property.

“We would again appeal for everyone to make sure their home is protected by working smoke alarms.”

To join Scotland’s fight against fire and arrange a free home fire safety visit, contact SFRS on the freephone number 0800 0731 999, text ‘check’ to 61611, or fill out a form at www.firescotland.gov.uk.

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