Man found dead and woman treated at scene following blaze at flat

Police said enquiries are ongoing following the early-morning fire in Govan on Wednesday morning.

Man dies and woman treated for smoke inhalation following fire at block of flats at Napier Place in Glasgow © Google Maps 2024

A man has been found dead and a woman has been treated at the scene after a flat fire in Glasgow.

Police were called to a report of a blaze on Napier Place in the Govan area of the city at around 7.30am on Wednesday.

Emergency services were in attendance at the scene, and the blaze was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Officers confirmed that a 50-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 56-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation by the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS), and her current condition is unknown.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the fire.

A police spokesman said: “Around 7.30am on Wednesday, October 19, emergency services attended a report of fire at a flat in Napier Place, Govan.

“The fire was extinguished by SFRS and a 50-year-old man was found dead within the property.

“A 56-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation by SAS.

“Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Operations Control mobilised three fire appliances and one height vehicle. The fire was extinguished, and crews left the scene at 8:35am.”

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