Firefighters rescue man, woman and child after fire breaks out at block of flats
12 February 2016
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crew at scene within two minutes
Firefighters last night rescued a man, woman and child when a fire broke out at a block of flats.
The crew reached the scene within two minutes and removed the male casualty from the ground floor flat where the fire was located.
He was found to be suffering from smoke inhalation and taken by ambulance to Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock for treatment.
A woman and child on a second floor flat were also led to safety by firefighters.
They were given oxygen at the scene along with five other adults and two children.
One of those adults, a man, was later taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital for precautionary checks.
SFRS had been alerted at 8.50pm to reports of the fire at the three-storey building in Highholm Street, Port Glasgow.
It was put out by 9.07pm and all residents were accounted for. Firefighters ensured the building was safe and then ventilated the flats before leaving the scene at 11.24pm.
Police Scotland were in attendance along with Scottish Gas and Scottish Power who isolated supplies to the building.
It was found that the flats were fitted with working smoke alarms.
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