Three hospitalised after Glasgow house fire

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Friday night incident in Knightswood claimed the lives of family pets.


Three people were taken to hospital following a fire at a flat in the Knightswood area of Glasgow on Friday night (27 March).

A 999 call to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) made shortly before 10:45pm reported the fire at the Thane Road property and saw two appliances sent from Knightswood along with a third from Clydebank.

Firefighters reached the scene within four minutes to find the property well-alight however teams in breathing apparatus quickly extinguished the fire.

A man, a woman and a girl had already escaped the property via a window and they were assisted by the SFRS crews while ambulances made their way to the scene.

The man and woman had sustained burns as well as injuries resulting from falling to the ground. They were both taken to the Western Infirmary for treatment, while the child accompanied them for a precautionary check-up.

Firefighters recovered pets from the home – a dog and two cats were confirmed to have died, while a second dog was taken by police officers to receive veterinary treatment for severe smoke inhalation.

SFRS crews remained at the scene to ensure there was no hidden fire spread and to conduct salvage operations before leaving the scene around 12:40am (Saturday).

Whenever fire strikes in the home early warning is crucial to preventing tragedies and firefighters are clear working smoke alarms are vital devices no property can afford to go without.

Free home fire safety visits can be arranged by calling SFRS on the freephone number 0800 073 1999 or by texting – also free of charge – the word ‘FIRE’ to 80800.

Alternatively, visits can be arranged via the SFRS website: