Three people in hospital after fire breaks out at Glasgow flat

Firefighters battle blaze in tenement flat in Paisley Road West, Glasgow.
Firefighters: The blaze broke out in the flat in Paisley Road West.John McCarney

Three people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat in Glasgow’s south side.

The blaze occurred at the first floor property in the Cessnock end of Paisley Road West.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said it received a 999 call about the fire at around 9.15am on Wednesday.

Four appliances were called out to tackle the fire, which was near the Cessnock Underground stop on the street.

A fire service spokesman said a man sustained moderate burns to his arms and hands in the blaze, while another man and a woman rescued from the building suffered from mild smoke inhalation.

The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed the three casualties Southern General Hospital for treatment following the blaze.

Another woman who suffered mild smoke inhalation was treated at the scene but did not require to go to hospital.

The blaze was extinguished by around 10.50am while the fire service confirmed there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding it.

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