Blaze in Glasgow multi-storey
05 September 2016
Teams searched every floor and tackled the flames from both within the building and from an elevated platform outside
Image courtesy of Darren Eggenschwiler
FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze at a multi-storey block of flats in Glasgow.
As flames tore through the seven-storey tower search and rescue teams worked their way across every floor to confirm no-one was trapped.
Wearing breathing apparatus and equipped with high pressure jets, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews attacked the flames from inside the building in Finnieston’s Elliot Street.
No-one was hurt in the incident, which began late on Sunday evening (4 September).
Fire engines were scrambled from Cowcaddens, Govan and Springburn in response to the first of several 999 calls made shortly before midnight.
It took less than five minutes for firefighters to reach the scene and as they made an initial attack two further crews were sent from Cowcaddens and Maryhill.
A high-reach appliance provided an elevated platform from which firefighters observed the blaze and used a further high pressure jet to assist their colleagues working inside the building.
By around 2am (Monday) the crews had brought the fire under control and confirmed everyone was accounted for.
Firefighters continued working through the night to check for any hidden fire spread and conduct dampening down operations.
Specialist officers from an SFRS Fire Investigation Unit will attend the scene and work with police to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.
No further information is available.