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Crews at the scene of fire at tenement in Bishopbriggs

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Firefighters tackled a well-developed fire and four people were passed to the care of paramedics.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews are in attendance at the scene of a fire in a tenement building in Bishopbriggs.

Firefighters were sent to Kenmure Avenue in the East Dunbartonshire town shortly after 10:35am in response to the first of several 999 calls reporting the incident.

First responders reached the scene five minutes later and they were confronted with a well-developed fire within a flat on the first floor of the three-storey building.

Six firefighters in breathing apparatus were sent in to tackle the flames and the team led two people from the premises before completing a systematic search that confirmed everyone was accounted for.

SFRS crews provided them with initial treatment for burns and the effects of breathing in smoke.

The firefighters requested the attendance of the ambulance service and in total four people – a woman and three men – were passed to the care of paramedics.

In addition to the two casualties firefighters had led to safety, these included two other people who were identified as also requiring assistance.

One appeared to have sustained smoke inhalation and the other reported having an underlying health condition.

Eight SFRS appliances are at the scene as firefighters continue to check adjacent properties for any fire spread.

Specialist officers from the SFRS Fire Investigation Unit are at the scene and will work with police to establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.

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