20th July 2015 Children and adults taken to hospital after fire at Glasgow flats


Two children and three adults have been taken to hospital after a fire at a multi-storey block of flats in Glasgow.

Crews were called to Charles Street in the Springburn area of the city at about 17:15.

Twenty other people have been checked over by the Scottish Ambulance Service at the scene.  The five people taken to hospital were suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation but were all said to be in a "stable" condition.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said two children had been taken to the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow.

Two adults that needed treatment were taken to the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and another adult was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Four fire engines initially responded to the incident, with a further four appliances sent following a request for back up.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokesman said the crews faced "a developing fire within the upper levels of a high rise, fire fighters, wearing breathing apparatus, were tackling the flames using a number of water jets".

The spokesman added: "Nearby residents to the scene are also being supported by a combination of fire fighters and colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland.  This incident is currently ongoing."

The Scottish Ambulance service said it had sent four ambulances and two paramedic response vehicles to the scene, along with a special operations response team.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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